Solicantus red 2018
Solicantus has been created from some of the finest and most diverse vineyards of Blaye, which lies in sight of the Gironde estuary in the world famous region of Bordeaux, France. The vines were planted in 1985 and thrive on the rolling hill top slopes receiving adequate sunlight throughout the growing season. Clay and limestone rich in nature, the soils bring to your glass the best expressions of the Bordeaux Wines. Soli meaning soil and Cantus meaning melody in Latin, the wine has been created in perfect harmony of the terroir and the savoir-faire of the wine makers. We have always practiced sustainable farming, now the vineyards are officially in conversion to organic.
The grapes are harvested late September & early October, vinified in steel tanks followed by four weeks of maceration to extract flavours, tannins and colour. Later the wines rest in french oak barrels for 18 months before being bottled. We have combined the elegance of merlot with the richness of cabernet sauvignon and the plushness of malbec to offer you a complex and luxurious wine. Solicantus is a wine that gracefully evolves over time to provide a pleasurable experience. Our brand is built on strong ethical values and therefore we do not use any animal products in the fining process of the wine.
Solicantus red 2018 - 6 bottles
VINEYARD : Planted in 1985, average age of vines is 35 years
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TOPOGRAPHY : Vineyards lie in the Blaye region, measuring 15 ha, at a height of 80 meters above sea level.
SOIL : Calcareous-clay
YEILD : 45 hl / ha
HARVEST TIME : Late September & early October
VINIFICATION : In steel tanks for about 10 to 14 days and later malolactic fermentation
ANALYTICAL DATA : Alcohol content 14.5 % vol, Total acidity 4.13 g/l
AGEING : In oak French barrels for a period of 18+ months
VEGAN : No animal products were used in the making of this wine
CELLARING : This wine can be drunk young to enjoy the freshness of fruit. However, its potential does not begin to be expressed until at least 10 years. Its peak is around the 20th year.