Vin Santo del Chianti DOC
The grapes and the Vineyard
Two variations of the typical Tuscan sweet wine called Vin Santo. These corroborating wines are born from the dried grapes on mats and from the slow aging in chestnut caratelli, from which comes a sweeter wine, the Vin Santo, and from others a drier wine, the Piovano Arlotto.
At sight they are amber colored, the Piovano is very limpid and lively, the Vin Santo is more intense. The nose prevails notes of dried fruit, honey and a nice kit of toasted sensations. On the palate both have an intense structure and a long persistence.
Piovano Arlotto accompanies liver, foie gras and cheeses.
Vin Santo accompanies the pastry.
ENOLOGIST: Dott.Riccardo Cotarella
- Grapes: Malvasia, San Colombano and Trebbiano
- Production area: Montespertoli
- Vineyard area: 2 ha
- Vineyard altitude: 300 mt. slm
- Soil type: clayey schist
- Breeding system: Guyot
- Density per hectare: 3.500 vines
- Annual production: 21 hl
- First year of production: 1981
- Vintage available on the market: Vin Santo 1998 - Piovano Arlotto 1994
- Harvest period: end of October
- Vinification: Appassimento of the grapes on mats until January and subsequent soft pressing
- Aging: 5 - 10 years in chestnut caratelli
- Aging in the bottle: 1 year
- Alcohol: 16-18% vol.
- Total acidity: 7.64 g / l
- Dry extract: 29 g / l
- pH: 3.8
- Serving temperature: 12 ° - 18 ° C