PODERI SASSO DI SOLE-TUSCANY (Montalcino SI)
Azienda Agricola Sasso di Sole, owned by the Terzuoli Family for three generations, is situated to the northwest of the town of Montalcino amidst the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. The estate encompasses 110 acres, of which only 12 are planted to vineyards, 2.5 acres of olive groves and the remainder comprised of arable land and woodland. The winery resides in the middle of the estate, whose 100% estate grown vineyards are exclusively planted to the indigenous Sangiovese Grosso variety and situated at an altitude between 280 and 320 meters above sea level on stony soil. Owner Roberto Terzuoli oversees all aspects of Sasso di Sole, both in the vineyard and cellar. The grapes are handpicked and undergo a manual selection upon arrival at the winery. Sasso di Sole honours traditional Tuscan wine production with an aging process exclusively in large, used, Slavonian oak barrels, known as "botte", for 36 months for their Brunello and 48 months for their Riserva. There is no manipulation or additives of any kind introduced to the wines after the grapes arrive in the cellar.
"One of the up and coming estates to watch for is Sasso di Sole, thanks to meticulous care in both the vineyard and cellar. Purchased by Roberto's grandfather in 1960, Roberto is a trained agronomist who gained valuable experience working for several years for Franco Biondi Santi before he began running his family's winery full time. Sasso di Sole keeps things pretty much on the traditional side in the cellar, and Roberto uses only wild yeast for fermentation that takes place in steel under temperature control for 25 days, he also believes in Delestage, or the rack-and -return method of aerating fermenting wine to extract colour, and enhance fruit, above all to soften tannins".--Kerin O'Keefe.
WINES REPRESENTED BY MONDO VINO:
2016 Rosso di Orcia DOC
2013 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Coming to Vintages 2019. 95-Points Wine Enthusiast.
2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG