Vermentino Solosole Toscana IGT 2010

This exuberant white wine is named Solosole ("only sun" in Italian) because only the sun is allowed to influence the grapes’ aromas.  Made entirely from Vermentino, the grapes are harvested at a level of perfect ripeness when they turn an intense golden color (and indeed look like little suns themselves!) There is no blending with other varieties, nor wood aging to interfere with the exotic flavors of this grape: the goal in making this wine is to deliver a pure expression of this sun-kissed region.

Tasting Notes

Youthful lemon-gold in color, Solosole offers vibrant aromas of apricot, white peaches, acacia flowers and ripe melon. On the palate, it is substantially flavorful and rich yet also refreshingly crisp and zesty.

Food Pairing

This is the wine of choice for seafood antipasti, pasta with shellfish, ceviche, flavorful fish dishes or vegetable quiches.
Production Info
Vineyard name
Bolgheri/The Le Sondraie vineyard
Vineyard size
17.5 acres
Soil composition
Sand, gravel and clay
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
83 feet
Vines/acre
3,200
Yield/acre
3.3 tons
Exposure
Western
Year vineyard planted
2004-2005
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
2006
Bottles produced of this wine
60,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Vermentino
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
20 days
Fermentation temperature
61 °F
Malolactic fermentation
No
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
1 month
Length of aging before bottling
5 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.9 %
pH level
3.3
Residual sugar
2 g/L
Acidity
6.2 g/L

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