Monte Solaio’s Tino Rosso is an intense ruby-red color. The wine is pleasantly strong and complex, with flavors of ripe red fruits, licorice and vanilla. This wine is fresh, smooth and agreeably tannic. Grapes are harvested by hand, then transferred to the cellar, in the beginning of September for the various Merlot parcels and the first days of October for the Cabernet Sauvignon. Next, a soft pressing in a stainless steel tank followed by the start of alcoholic fermentation with temperatures gradually increasing up to 28° C. Maceration is prolonged even after fermentation, up to a total of 20 days. The wine is put into French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. Aging takes place for about nine months in barriques, and then at least three months in bottle before being put on the market.