Château Guiraud Petit Guiraud Sauternes AOC (2019)4 November 2022
San Giusto a Rentennano Vin San Giusto (2011)11 November 2022
Podere il Palazzino Vin Santo del Chianti Classico (2004)
Grapes: Tuscan Malvasia and a very low percentage of Tuscan Trebbiano
Vinification : The grapes are harvested at the end of September and hung with iron hooks in rooms with good ventilation. In this way, after a few months of drying, a must rich in extract and sugars is obtained which is sealed in small chestnut or oak barrels so that once the availability of oxygen inside the cask is exhausted, fermentation is forced to stop . In the following years, as a sufficient quantity of oxygen has penetrated again through the porosity of the wood, thanks also to the temperatures reached in the summer in the storage rooms, repeated short fermentations take place, up to an alcohol content of 12 to 15 degrees, the level on which it stabilizes and after at least seven years from the harvest, the Vinsanto can be taken for bottling. The yield, at the end of this long process, is generally less than 20 ql. of vinsanto per hectare.
Tasting Notes : a beautiful amber color on the nose is intense with a complex bouquet composed of hints of dried apricot, carob, honey and caramel notes. In the mouth it is sweet, spicy, harmonious and with a very long taste-olfactory persistence.
Pairings: excellent with blue cheeses and dry pastries
Format : 375ml