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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  • Vermentino

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

  • Sangiovese

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

  • Ugni Blanc

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Trebbiano

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

  • Malvasia Bianca

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  • Campobello Trebbiano-Malvasia Blend Il Santo 2005


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    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Isole E Olena Vin Santo 2001


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    Wine review by cmattera

  • Villa Pillo Vin Santo 1997


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    Wine review by Teppo

  • Monsanto Vin Santo la Chimera 1995


    This is the end of a long line of Monsanto Vin Santos as the estate has chosen to move to the Sangiovese based Occhio di Pernice style of Vin Santo. I cant wait to try theirs!Quite oxidative at first with a rich layered caramel, toffee and burnt marshmallow nose. With air nuanced notes of dried apricot, toasted pine nuts and bitter orange peel e... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Campobello Vin Santo 2005


    This was my first experience with a vin santo. I paired it with an almond pound cake. It was marginally enjoyable. I am sure this is not a traditional vin santo. I think I will be looking for better specimens in the future. Read More

    Wine review by rhill2990

  • Viticcio Vin Santo Dolce Arianna 2000


    I think the glass I had was a 1998 - but hard to tell, because this was the end of a very satisfying meal with loads of prosecco! Read More

    Wine review by Mella

  • Villa Pillo Vin Santo 1997


    crisp and sweet, not much depth to it - decent price for a vin santo Read More

    Wine review by iceobar

  • Campobello Vin Santo 2005


    What a wonderful dessert wine.Pour it over some vanilla ice cream, add whip cream & some berries. It's delicious! Read More

    Wine review by Dog Lover

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