Solonio Monte Giove Merlot
Deep red in color. Aromas of small berry fruit on the nose such as blackberries and blueberries. Soft and fruity on the palate and finish. Pairs well with most dishes, pasta with red sauce, stewed meats, chicken, and lighter cheeses.
$20.00 / Bottle $240.00 / Case
Part of the Le Tenute di Genagricola portfolio of wineries, Solonio produces several exceptional native vines and other international varieties that offer uniqueness with a viticulture and enology style that they believe can help to carve a place for Lazio among the top wine producing regions in Italy.
The estate boasts 100 vine-filled hectares, located on the Colli Lanuvio hills. The renewed vineyards of Solonio are planted with red grapes rather than white, which are typical from Lazio. This choice has resulted in the creation of a line of red wines with distinctive character. The dry breezy climate of the lower Lazio area, combined with the thermal moderation created by the nearby Tyrrhenian sea, allows for optimal maturation of these red grapes with noteworthy color compliments and a great wealth of tannins, that are soft and silky.
The 100% Merlot grapes are de-stemmed and undergo soft pressing and then a 6-day maceration process on the skins at controlled temperatures. The must is removed, softly pressed, and then micro-oxygenation of the wine takes place. It is refined for 3 months in steel tanks and 3 months in oak barrels.