Vin Santo

Bianco dell’Empolese DOC

Malvasia white , SanColombana e Trebbiano tuscany

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.

More details

Exposure : South

Soil type: Clay-loam rich in rock fragments

Planting density: 5000 vines/ha.

Training system: Overturned Tuscany

Harvesting period: Harvest takes place the first week of September

Harvesting method: Accurate selection of the grapes, manual harvesting in small baskets first fortnight of September.

Pressing: Soft pressing.

Fermentation and ageing: 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

Longevity: Great ageing potential

Reviews

Vintage 2004 90 pts Wine Enthusiast , Selezionato al Merano Wine Festival

  Vintage  2007  Super Tre stelle I Vini di Veronelli   

 Vintage  2008 Tre Stelle I Vini di Veronelli , Gold Medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

 Vintage  2009  93 pts 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

Vintage 2010 92 pts Suckling