A long and potent minerality make this delicious Vermentino from Bolgheri almost like a lighter, crisper Chablis. Lovely white blossom, a touch of peach and a layer of citrus combine for a wine that screams SUNSHINE.
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. 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.
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.