Poggio Al Tesoro, Solosole Vermentino 2019 (1x75cl)
Grape Variety: Vermentino
Bottle Size: 75cl
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Product Code: ITTU0164B19S
Poggio al Tesoro is a 70 hectare property in Bolgheri acquired in 2002 by the Allegrini family. The first vineyard they bought, Le Sondraie, is next door to Ornellaia and was previously rented by them. It is 50 hectares in size and is planted with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Vermentino.
The grapes for Solosole are grown on seven hectares of the 'Le Sondraia' vineyard, at an altitude of 25 metres above sea level. The west-facing vineyard has deep soils made up of sand, gravel and clay. The vines are trained in Guyot style and are planted at 7,936 vines per hectare.
The 2018-19 growing season began with a mild autumn and winter, with the cold weather arriving in January and February. There were good levels of rainfall in spring, but sharp drops in temperature lasted the end of May, which placed a strain on vegetative growth. Flowering, fruit set and veraison were good and well-balanced overall, aided by light rainfall that arrived just as the vine was beginning to show signs of water shortage. August was characterised by cool nights, good daytime breezes and some light showers. By harvest time, the temperatures had risen, but only for a few days. September was marked by dry, breezy, mild days. Although challenging, 2019 has been tipped as one of the best vintages for Poggio al Tesoro in the last 15 years.
The grapes were hand harvested and sorted on arrival at the winery. The whole grapes were then gently pressed and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at approximately 16° C for 20 days. No malolactic fermentation took place and the wine remained in tank on fine lees before bottling.
See blue link below for the excellent fiche technique / technical (inc vintage conditions) note from the winemakers at Poggio al Tesoro.
Poggio Al Tesoro, Solosole Vermentino 2019 - fiche technique
Bright straw yellow in colour, this Vermentino opens on the nose with aromas reminiscent of white flowers and yellow plums. This medium-bodied wine has a succulent palate with refreshing acidity and delicate apricot notes on the finish.