Vermentino Solosole Toscana IGT 2011

This exuberant white wine is named Solosole ("just sunshine" 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.  There is no blending with other varieties, nor is there any 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
Le Sondraie
Vineyard size
17.5 acres
Soil composition
Sand, gravel, and clay
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
83 feet
Vines/acre
3,174
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
30,000
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
13.7 %
pH level
3.2
Residual sugar
3 g/L
Acidity
5.7 g/L

Other wines you may like from

Poggio al Tesoro

Cassiopea Bolgheri DOC

Merlot-based Blends

View Details

Dedicato a Walter Toscana IGT

Cabernet Franc & Cabernet Franc-based Blends

View Details

Mediterra Toscana IGT

Syrah/Shiraz & Syrah/Shiraz-based Blends

View Details

Sondraia Bolgheri DOC

Cabernet Sauvignon-based Blends

View Details