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Since 1882, the Piccini family has been pursuing a dream. Piccini includes five niche farms throughout Italy, all organically run, and its brand is classified as one of the most distinguished Tuscan brands in the world.
Today Mario Piccini leads the company, supported by his sisters Martina and Elisa, together with his children Ginevra, Benedetta and Michelangelo who are personally involved in the winery.
The leggero appassimento technique consists of drying the grapes and reducing the water content. To be destined for drying, the grapes must comply with a fundamental requirement: they must belong to vine varieties characterized by a high natural acidity and they must be covered with a particularly robust skin, to avoid unwanted mold. The drying techniques are divided into two basic categories: on-vine and off-vine. On-vine drying requires the grapes to dry directly on the plant, thus ensuring a greater increase in the sugar content. On the contrary, off-vine drying occurs when the bunches have been detached from the shoots, after the harvest. In this case, the continuous ventilation of the drying rooms where the grapes are subjected to drying is essential. This allows the grapes not to be attacked by unwanted molds.
The process of using lightly dried grapes (similar to Amarone but less dried) which gives this wine that extra kick of fruit intensity and a little baby-fat that keeps it staying silky smooth.
Solco catches the eye with its intense red and purple shades. The nose reveals unmistakable aromas of red fruits, among which black cherry is a stand out, wrapped in the gentle embrace of sweet spices. A full body wine that demonstrates a refined elegance. The silky tannic texture offers a pleasant sensation of softness with a long and persistent finish.