Solana Igp Toscana 2016 - Cantina Castelvecchi
Pairing: Second dishes featuring red meat
|Wine type||Red Wine|
|Variety||Sangiovese, Merlot e Syrah|
|In vineyard||Produced only in the best vintages, Solana borns in a unique terroir for its microclimate and soil characteristics, located at 500-600 meters above the sea level. This wine is made with Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah grapes, obtained from a reproduction by selection of vines. The grapes come from the historical grape varieties of Sangiovese and Merlot, which come together in perfect balance with the most recent grape varieties of Syrah, perfectly adapted to this territory.|
|In cellar||The grapes are harvested at perfect maturation, and maceration lasts for 40 days. After a first decanting, the wine is placed to sharpen in steel tanks for a few days, and then transferred to first-pass oak barrels. Ageing in barrique lasts for 12 months. The evolution ends with an ageing in bottles that lasts until optimal maturity.|
|Sulfites||80 mg/l (-47% legal limit)|
|Yield||50 - 65 q/Ha|
Solana was born as a tribute to the historic owner of Premiata Fattoria di Castelvecchi, Marquis Abelardo Gutierrez de la Solana, who helped to make this territory famous for the quality of his wine, enjoyed in Italy and abroad, more than a century ago.
Intense Red Color, with purple overtones. The perfume is elegant and intense, among the notes we can find violet, rose, and balsamic herbs. Warrants hints of red fruits such as blackberry, wild strawberries and candied fruit that evolve into a delicate, refined bouquet of spices. In the mouth, it is wide and elegant, with soft tannins and scents of spices, such as cloves and pepper, coffee and chocolate. Pleasant scent of vanilla and cherries in spirit.