2017 Monte Solaio Re del Castello Merlot Reserve


IGT Toscana Rosso
100% Merlot


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Monte Solaio’s Re del Castello Merlot Reserve is a 100% Merlot wine. It displays a rich ruby-red color, an aromatic and floral flavor, and a finish that drifts gently to red fruit notes. The taste is tannic, soft and velvety. Each bottle is a charming discovery, a unique voyage through the balance of elements composing the winemaking environment of Val di Cornia. The harvest is done by hand in mid-September, choosing the best Merlot grapes. Next, a soft pressing in a stainless steel tank followed by the start of alcoholic fermentation at temperatures between 26–30° C for a week, followed by maceration for about 10–15 days. The wine is put into French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation (30% new oak). The refinement takes place for about 18 months in barrique and then, a minimum of six months in bottle before being put on the market.

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Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 15 in

Monte Solaio Winery

Monte SolaioMonte Solaio is a stellar property in the Suvereto region. The estate sits on 178 hectares in the Campiglia Marittima, the end of a mountainous spur that culminates in steep slopes facing the ocean just a few miles away across the Val di Cornia. The south- and west-facing slopes catch the sun’s heat, but the breezes off the ocean make the climate ideal for complex, expressive wines.

The soil here is the real treasure, with a heart of minerals and limestone providing an ideal environment for Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Vermentino, Viogner and Ansonica.


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