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Poggio al Tesoro - Solosole Vermentino 2018

Information

  • Country: Italy
  • Wine Region: Tuscany
  • Wine Area: Bolgheri, IGT Toscana
  • Wine Maker: Lorenzo Fortini
  • Grape: Vermentino
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2022
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 91 (2016) VS: 88 (2014) JR: 16.5 (2015) WS: 90 (2015) JS: 89 (2016) WE: 88 (2015)

Wine tasting notes

This radiant straw yellow wine impresses with aromas of acacia blossom, yellow plums and subtle grapefruit. Medium bodied, the palate is refined and succulent with refreshing acidity and delicate apricot on the finish.

Winery Information

Poggio al Tesoro

One of the most exciting estates to have emerged from Italy in recent years, Poggio al Tesoro is a 70 hectare property in Bolgheri acquired in 2001 by the Allegrini family with their US importer, Leonardo Lo Cascio. The first vineyard they bought is next door to Ornellaia and was previously rented by them. Alberto Antonini was consultant here until 2009 when Nicola Biasi took over.Both flagship reds - the Sondraia and ?W? Cabernet Franc - won Gold medals at the 2009 International Wine.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2016)91 pts

The 2016 Bolgheri Vermentino Solosole is a beautiful expression of this Tuscan grape with far more texture and richness than you usually get. The wine opens to a very pale golden color and a crystalline appearance.The finish is ripe with white peach, pear and loads of fragrant honey. There is just enough acidity on the close to keep the package tight and bright.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2014)88 pts

Oct 2015 - The 2014 Vermentino Solosole is an unqualified success for the year. Lemon peel, white flowers, mint and spices are laced together in a fresh, perfumed white loaded with character. A hint of residual sugar adds texture and a bit of viscosity without being overly intrusive. -- Antonio Galloni

JancisRobinson.com (2015)16.5 pts

Tasted June 2016 - Pale greenish straw. Very ‘cool', racy, leesy nose. Still extremely young. Great presence in the mouth but such a baby aromatically. Some honey character and very well made – so much more of a dead cert than many a white burgundy. Unfortunately, this is the only vintage currently available commercially but it really should be kept.

Wine Spectator (2015)90 pts

A fresh, vibrant style, boasting peach, melon, sage and white pepper flavors. Harmonious and juicy on the extended finish.

James Suckling (2016)89 pts

Plenty of dried apple and pear aromas and flavors. Full body, dense and fat style. This is for those looking for a vermentino with intensity. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (2015)88 pts

This opens with aromas of white and yellow wild flower and yellow stone fruit. The bright palate doles out juicy yellow peach, nectarine and a hint of Mediterranean herb alongside fresh acidity.

Vinification Notes

The grapes were hand-harvested on 12th-14th September and sorted on arrival at the winery. The whole grapes were then gently pressed and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel at approximately 16°C for 20 days. No malolactic fermentation took place and the wine remained in tank on its lees until bottling.