The great virtue of this Vermentino is that it enhances the aromas and flavours peculiar to Bolgheri. Its clean, crisp flavour and purity are its distinguishing features. The grapes are harvested when their colour changes to an intense yellow. The name Solosole, meaning 'just sunshine', derives from the fact that the wine is essentialy a direct result of the work undertaken in the vineyards and the ripening sun.
Grape varieties: 100% Vermentino (selection of Vermentino clones from Corsica)
The territory: Bolgheri - Castagneto Carducci (Livorno)
Vineyard location: Le Sondraie
Harvest: 12/14th September. Grapes are hand harvested in small 15 kgs crates
Vinification: Soft pressing of whole grapes
Fermentation: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
Malolactic fermentation: No
Ageing: In stainless steel on fine lees
Alcohol content: 13% Vol
Tasting notes: The radiance of Vermentino varietal reflects intensely in the aromas of Solosole, a white wine that captivates with its intense hints of flowers and unexpected yellow fruit. The palate has a medium body, is succulent and highly enjoyable. The development of the wine in the glass suggests that it has the potential to evolve for a few years.
Food pairings: Solosole is an ideal wine to accompany aperitifs, raw fish and, thanks to its tanginess and fragrance, fried and poached fish. Its crispness also makes it suitable with vegetarian cuisine.
Serve: at a temperature of 10/12°C (56/50°F) uncorking the bottle shortly before consumption