Grape variety: Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia toscana
Altitude: 350 m above sea level
Age of the vines: 9 years
Harvest: By hand, with careful selection of the grapes at the end of september
Winemaking: The grapes are laid out for 3-4 months on straw mats in the “appassitoio” (drying room). They are then softly pressed and the must is transferred in “caratelli” (50-liter oak casks) for a slow, natural fermentation with the aid of an indigenous yeast known as “madre”.
Ageing: 3 years in oak and chestnut wood “caratelli”. , more 3 years in 54 liter Carboy
Bottling: Starting from june 2014
Food recommendations: Delicate desserts and dry cakes at the end of a meal.
Serving suggestions: Enjoy lighly chilled at 12/14 C Thanks to the six-year ageing period, during which the Vin Santo goes through a natural oxidization process, this wine’s qualities remain intact for a very long time after the bottle has been opened, if tightly corked and stored in the refrigerator.