Grape variety: Sangiovese 95% - Colorino 5%
Exposure: South East
Vineyard age: 5 - 9 years
Name of the vineyards of origin: Fontamara / Harpos / Bimbe
Vineyard location: 260/320 m asl
Soil type: clay / limestone
Harvest: 15 / 9-25 / 9
Production: 3500 bottles
Aging potential: 15/20 years
First year of production: 2001
Yield per hectare: 75 HL
Per vine: 1.5 kg Sangiovese 0.7 kg Colorino
Training system: spurred cordon
Vinification: during the harvest, the selection of the grapes is strictly manual with the waste of the grapes too unripe and unsuitable, the destemming is done in compliance with the plot and the climatic season. In the cellar the vines are carried out separately and carefully in cryomaceration and fermentation at controlled temperatures for 10/12 days in steel tanks, to preserve and extract the primary aromas as much as possible and develop the softness that the future "Solatus" needs. Subsequently, the wines are sent for malolactic fermentation, before aging for 6/8 months in 15hl French oak barrels.
The blend is created after this step, giving life to the final wine which rests for about 8 months in steel.
Color: deep ruby
Bouquet: At the beginning alcoholic hints, typical of structured and full-bodied wines then fruity of ripe red fruit with vanilla notes.
Taste: persuasive, hints of jam, red fruits, tobacco and spices, good concentration and flavor
Alcoholic strength: 14% vol.
Food pairing: “Solatus” goes very well with appetizers and first courses of land, red meats and young cheeses.
Serve at 18 ° C, decant about 30 minutes before tasting for better oxygenation.
Recommended glass: Hermitage