Vin Santo Del Chianti Wine

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Vin Santo del Chianti is the title given to wines produced in the appassimento (raisinated) method within the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy. The wines correspond with the subzone breakdown of the entire Chianti appellation, including most Classico, Colli Fiorentini, Rufina, Colli Senesi, Colli Aretini, Colline Pisane, Montalbano and Montespertoli. Their production dates back to at least the Middle Ages. 

The most common Vin Santos are amber-colored and produced from Trebbiano, Malvasia Blanco and sometimes smaller percentages of Grechetto. The reds are known as Occhio del Pernice (the Eye of the Pigeon, referring to its dark pink color) and produced from a minimum 50% Sangiovese. They are most commonly sweet (amabile), though some dry (secco) versions exist. 
The most authentic wines are produced using a very intricate method that results in a slightly oxidized, nutty wine with flavors of dried figs, raisins and toffee. They most often have a vintage declaration, but are Read more »

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  • Ugni Blanc

    Because so many Italian varieties are known as Trebbiano, its history is unclear. It may be named after the river Tre...

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

  • Malvasia Bianca

  • Trebbiano

    History of the grape: Trebbiano is one of the world’s most widely planted white grape varietals, not only for wines, ...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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