Vin Santo 2013
DOC Colli dell'Etruria, San Donato, 500 ml
In the nose, beguiling aromas of dried fruits, ground hazelnuts and caramel. On the palate, seductive sweetness with a lot of smoothness and juicy, well integrated acidity. It's a classic Vin Santo you can hardly resist.
|Origin:||Italien / Toskana|
|Grape variety:||Malvasia, Trebbiano|
|Label:||Certified organic or biodynamic wine|
|Ripening potential:||6 to 10 years|
|Serving temperature:||8 to 10 °C|
|Food pairing suggestion:||Fruit tart, Cakes, biscuits, pastries, Panettone|
|Vinification:||fermentation in wooden barrel|
|Harvest:||hand-picking, strict selection, drying of the grapes|
|Maturation:||in partly new and used barriques/ Pièces, long cultivation|
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Whenever someone speaks of Trebbiano, it is important to first ask, "Which one?" It is as though the name was once given to every vine with whitish berries, large clusters, later maturity and strong growth. They are not necessarily related to each other. The most prominent representative is the Trebbiano Toscano. It shows high acidity and a fairly neutral aroma profile. Nevertheless, it produces more wine than any other grape in the world. Cognac is responsible for part of this: after the Trebbiano came to Avignon with the Popes in the 14th century, it trekked further via Languedoc into the cognac region of the Charente. There, it is called Ugni blanc. With its high acidity and subdued aromas, it is perfect for distillation. In Tuscany, it is pressed into Vin Santo. Before 2006, it was additionally a part of the Chianti recipe. Another branch of the family is the Trebbiano d'Abruzzo , which in central Italy ideally yields mineral wines with great aging potential.
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