Solatjo Tuscany Red IGT
In the Tuscan dialect, solatjo means ‘under the sun’.
A warm, very sunny, constantly windy climate is needed to give these small, intensely colored, thick-skinned grapes a perfect ripening. And when, in perfect years, this happens, then Solatjo is born from the sun-drenched vineyard.
In 2006 we planted a small vineyard of Petit Verdot, less than 400m2.
At the time, it seemed like the best choice to produce a great Super Tuscan. Then the Pieve de’ Pitti philosophy was driven by varietal expression of soils and grapes, and we waited for an exceptional year to bottle the last of our extravagant wines.
The Petit Verdot. Solatjo is cuddled for 48 months in small French oak barrels.
The Solatjo label is our 5th signature label.
The toard on the label, is an edited picture of the real, mummified toard that lies flat in solatjo, awaits, in the painting “I will leave for Zanzibar V°” by Romano Masoni, painter, friend and fellow citizen.