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Italy, the land of passionate pleasures, is home to a variety of wines that are appreciated all over the world. One of these unique wines is Vin Santo, a sweet wine that not only impresses with its sweetness, but also with its fascinating production method. Let's take a closer look at this Tuscan treasure.

Region of origin - Tuscany
Vin Santo is mainly produced in the picturesque region of Tuscany, in central Italy. This region is not only known for its breathtaking landscapes, but also for its outstanding wine-growing areas. The specific climatic conditions and soil in Tuscany create optimal conditions for the cultivation of grapes that are ideal for the production of Vin Santo.

Cultivation and ageing methods
The basis for an exquisite Vin Santo is the cultivation of the grapes. In Tuscany, it is often the Malvasia and Trebbiano varieties that are used for this sweet wine. The vines are carefully tended to ensure ripe and sweet grapes. The time of harvest is crucial, as the grapes need to develop their full range of aromas.

After the harvest, the grapes are dried in the traditional way in baskets or on wooden racks. This process, known as appassimento, removes water from the grapes and at the same time enhances their natural sweetness. The drying process takes several months and gives the Vin Santo its unique fullness of flavor.

The grape drying process
Grape drying is an art in itself and plays a central role in the production of Vin Santo. The grapes are hung in well-ventilated rooms where they are exposed to the effects of air and time. This process concentrates the aromas, increases the sugar content and leads to an intense sweetness in the wine.

During this drying process, winemakers can closely monitor the development of the grapes and ensure that they reach the desired level of ripeness. The high sugar content, coupled with a certain acidity, creates the perfect balance for the sweet character of the Vin Santo.

The taste of Vin Santo
After the dried grapes have been pressed, slow fermentation and maturation begins in small wooden barrels, often over several years. Vin Santo develops complex aromas of dried fruit, honey, nuts and a subtle hint of spice.

The wine is characterized not only by its sweetness, but also by a pleasant acidity that gives it freshness and structure. The golden color and aromatic diversity make Vin Santo a pleasure experience that is often served as a dessert wine.

Vin Santo, the sweet treasure of Tuscany, impresses not only with its exquisite aromas, but also with the elaborate production process. From the sun-drenched vineyards to the careful drying of the grapes and the long ageing period - every step is crucial to the quality of this special sweet wine. A glass of Vin Santo is not just a drink, but a journey through Italy's rich wine tradition. - Gerardo [TS01/24]

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´S. Niccolo´ · Vinsanto del Chianti Classico DOC 2015, Castellare di Castellina, Toskana

S. Niccolo · Vinsanto del Chianti Classico DOC 2015, Castellare di Castellina

Castellare di Castellina, Tuscany
€ 23,50
62,67 €/L