Vin Santo DOC Castello dAlbola 2005

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VINIFICATION:

While Tusca ny is not the only ITALY region to make the passito dessert wine Vin Santo, the best-known version is from the Chianti Classico and is produced with a blend of Trebbiano and Malvasia Bianca. Redand rosé styles are also produced mostly based on the Sangiovese grape, but not by Castello D’Albola. The wines are ageing 180 liter chestnut barrels called “Caratelli” for 8 years. We do not change the barrels; we use them over and over. Fermentation occurs inside the barrels; we cover them with a deep red wax and do not expose the wine for 8 years. We make approximately 2,000 bottles a year. This technique involves drying the carefully selected, hand harvested grapes in ventilated rooms for a period of about four months, which greatly concentrates the sugar levels. The length of time the grapes are dried influences the degree of desiccation and hence-potential levels of residual sugar for a given alcohol reading.

COLOR:

Golden amber with rich luminous reflections.

BOUQUET: 

Intense and complex with scents of raisins combined with aromas of apricots, figs, dried fruit, wood and honey fused with aromatic notes of a great personality.

PALATE:

Full and warm with a velvety texture, sweet delicate notes and an extraordinary finish.

FOOD PAIRINGS:

Full and warm with a velvety texture, sweet delicate notes and an extraordinary finish.

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