Named after Bach's six solos for violin, Sei Solo represents Javier Zaccagnini's vision of elegant, hightoned Ribera del Duero from the powerful, mineral soils of La Horra and the top vineyards of Barroso and Acos that are planted with old vines of 60 to 90 years old.
Displaying wonderful clarity of fruit and excellent transparency to the multi-layered flavors, there is no new oak influence on this at all, resulting in a wine that has nothing to hide behind. Deft tannins support a taut, mineral, dark fruited wine that, while tight knit and brooding is tremendously refined and vital and not at all tiring to drink. A Ribera built on elegance, refinement and nuance that promises great things for the future. A star is born.
"Vines as old as 60-90 years are used for this vibrant 100% Tempranillo. Fermented in stainless steel and aged for 20 months in neutral, 600-liter big barrels, the wine is named for Bach’s six solos for violin. Dynamic and muscular, with graphite-laden, firm tannins, a chorus of black plum, blackberries, and a true “soil” component play on our heart strings. Rich, igniting the mineral soils of the region, its music is illuminating, but its sense of place is down to earth."
- The Somm Journal (April/May 2022), 96 pts
"Sei Solo source this top red from two parcels - Barroso and Acos - in the celebrated village of La Horra, aged between 60 and 90 years' old. It's a rich, almost ferrous style with plenty of grip and concentration, understated oak sweetness from 600-litre barrels and the focus and freshness of the 2018 vintage, provided the yields were kept low, as they were here. 2023-30"
- Tim Atkin MW (Ribera del Duero Top 100), 93 pts
Top 10 Ribera del Duero
- FALSTAFF (May 2020), 96 pts
"A family project by Javier Zaccagnini, of Aalto and Ossian fame, and his son Michael. Year after year, this wine gains more delicacy without becoming lighter, with a remarkable distinctiveness, in a style that looks more for fine texture than fruitiness. Made to pass the test of time. An extremely interesting style, worth following. One of the most Burgundian Riberas. Drink 2020-2035"
Decanter (Spain 2020), 93 pts
Sei Solo and Preludio represent the artistic vision of Javier Zaccagnini. After 20 years of experience in Ribera del Duero, he spent six years with the Quality Control Regulatory Board ...