We only produce our Vin Santo, made from Malvasia and Sangiovese, in select vintages when conditions are favorable. Production is quite limited, with only a few thousand half-bottles produced for the world. The grapes are sourced from across the property and are dried naturally after harvest for five months. The must is then pressed and racked into barrels of chestnut and oak, where they age for a minimum of five years.
Rarely offered to our mailing list customers and very difficult to find anywhere outside the winery, this is a delicious treat we are proud to share with you.
98 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate -- “The 2009 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico (packaged in a 375-milliliter bottle) is an object of profound beauty. This extremely precious dessert wine pours from the bottle with thick and slow-moving waves of glycerin and sweetened richness. In fact, my fingers are sticking to my keyboard as I write this review. Aged in small caratelli barrels for 84 months, this Vin Santo shows a dark amber color with polished copper highlights. The bouquet is profoundly complex with dried fruit aromas of apricot and pineapple followed by brown sugar, maple syrup, toasted chestnut and savory tobacco. This is a full-bodied dessert wine that spreads over the palate with lasting intensity. In fact, you taste the wine in the mouth for many long minutes after you drink it. A mere 2,500 bottles exist."