Vin Santo was a precious wine offered only to the most important guests and continues to be produced in the cellars of Fattoria Montecchio according to tradition.
During manual harvesting in wooden boxes, the most intact bunches of white grapes are selected and transported to the winery, where they undergo a slow drying process on racks inside naturally ventilated rooms for about 3 months. After delicate pressing of the grapes thus obtained, the must is left to age in small oak barrels-the traditional “caratelli” – for at least 5 years.
Vin Santo del Chianti Classico D.O.C.G.
as per disciplinary
350 m a.s.l.
At least 5 years in 100/150-liter barrels
Over 20 years
In bottle from
In trade from
Amber, with copper highlights
Intense, with distinct hints of dried fruit, peach, apricot and tropical fruits
Dense, enveloping; dried fruit, spicy notes with a balanced residual sugar and lingering finish
Ideal with almonds and dried fruits in general, desserts with dry pastry or chestnut flour, as well as medium-aged pecorino cheese