The grapes to produce the Vermentino Bolgheri DOC “Solosole” Poggio al Tesoro 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.
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.
Poggio al Tesoro is a 70 hectare property in Bolgheri acquired in 2002 by the Allegrini family. It is 50 hectares in size and is planted with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Vermentino. All of the Poggio al Tesoro vineyards are located “soprastrada”, the area to the east of the Bolgherese road that is considered the best spot in Bolgheri. Soils here are complex and varied thanks to minerals brought through centuries by the Seggio stream from the nearby hillsides. A careful mapping of the soil has allowed Allegrini to plant the best variety for each plot. This attention to details continues today with a sustainable and organic approach in the vineyard and mini – vinifications in the winery, where different vessels and techniques are used in order to get the best out of each variety and each plot. This approach is evident when tasting the wines: every year the quality is improving and the wines express the uniqueness of the Bolgheri territory.