Vinsanto of Chianti Classico DOC 2011

Vin Santo (or vinsanto) is a tipical special type of dessert wine. This traditional Tuscan wine is a sweet wine from grapes Malvasìa bianca. It is accompanied by cantucci, typical Tuscan biscuits. At the end of September the harvest of the c.d. “chosen” that is to say the best bunches; then we proceed to the withering by placing the “penzoli” (perfect bunches with twigs), in a room on the roof for about 3 months. In December before Christmas, hence the name Vin santo, it is vinified by pressing and then placed in 100-litre chestnut or cypress wood barrels called “caratelli” closed with cement, where it remains for at least 5 years as to be regulated in a cool environment with sharp changes in temperature which favor the formation of the typical aromas and flavors of the vin santo.