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Vin Santo del Chianti DOC 2016


Vin Santo is an old Tuscan tradition, made from grapes dried on racks for three months after the harvest before crushing. The wine is aged in small chestnut barrels for at least 4 years. The end result is a semi-dry sipping wine.

Area of production: San Gimignano

Producer: Azienda Agricola San Benedetto

Grape varieties: Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia del Chianti and Verdea

Altitude: 180 metres above sea level

Soil type: loamy

Harvest period: 20th September

Vinification: grapes dried on racks for three months before crushing, traditional fermentation in small oak and chestnut barrels from January of the year following vintage

Maturation:  4-5 years in small oak and chestnut barrels

Alcohol content: 18% abv


Appearance: deep golden yellow

Nose: candied fruits, cinnamon and spices

Palate: medium-dry, well-balanced and harmonious

Food pairings: Cantuccini (hard almond biscuits) and other nutty, not-too-sweet pastries. Traditionally, the cantuccini are dunked into the wine.



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