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VIN SANTO  

Bianco dell’Empolese  DOC

VARIETY: San Colombano, Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia bianca.

EXPOSURE: south

SOIL TYPE: clay-loam rich in rock fragments

PLANTING DENSITY: 3200 vines/ha.

CULTIVATION SYSTEM: Tuscan overturned

HARVEST PERIOD: accurate selection of the grapes, manual harvesting in small baskets first fortnight of September

HARVEST METHOD: Manual harvesting

PRESSING: soft pressing and de-stalking.

FERMENTATION AND AGING: Slow withering of the grapes on mats up until the end of January. Fermentation in barrels of 50 or 100 liters assembled with different woods: chestnut, oak, cherry, acacia, mulberry, where it remains for at least five years; refining in bottle for at least six/eight months

WINE-TASTING NOTES: amber yellow colour with hints of dried fruit, dried fig, apricot and spices with a soft and full-bodied taste with a very persistent lingering.

LONGEVITY: Potential of long aging.

REVIEWS:vintage 2004 90 pts Wine Enthusiast , selezionato al Merano Wine Festival 2014. Vintage  2007  Super Tre stelle I Vini di Veronelli 2017   ; Vintage  2008 Tre Stelle I Vini di Veronelli 2018,  Gold Medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles; Vintage  2009  93 pts . J.Suckling , Silver Medal International Wine Challenge , Gold Medal 96 pts Decanter , The best Vin Santo of Italy 95 pts Luca Maroni, 4 Stelle ViniBuoni d’Italia of Touring Club Italia

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