Rocca delle Macìe Chianti Vin Santo del Chianti DOC (500ml)

There are various hypotheses concerning the origin of the name Vin Santo (Holy Wine), though none have been proven to be historically accurate: the earliest references to it date back to the beginning of Christianity, when the name was perhaps used to denote a wine particularly suited to Mass; another explanation is that the name has Greek origins – i.e. “wine of Xantos”, a Greek island on which a similar wine was produced, the name then being transformed into the similar-sounding Santo. The final explanation refers to the production cycle of Vin Santo, based on the timing of the most important religious festivals in the Christian liturgical calendar. Regardless of the origin of the name, Vin Santo is a wine very much based on tradition, because to this day it is produced in accordance with ancient rules that have changed very little over the years. In Tuscany, Vin Santo is the wine of friendship and hospitality, and is always center-stage when a toast is called for.

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VARIETALS
Trebbiano and Malvasia

VINTAGE
2011

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 17%

APPEARANCE
Intense golden yellow.

NOSE
Intense nose, with an aromatic profile of dry fruits and honey aromas.

PALATE
Rich and round with a very good structure, characterized by the right sugar and alcohol content and good fixed acidity, which helps to enhance the aromas and maintain them over time.

AGEING
The well-ripened grapes are partially dried out and the must is transferred to typical 200 liter casks for at least three years.

PAIRING
Great dessert wine, it is very pleasant by itself at the end of a meal but traditionally it combines very well with dry cookies like Tuscan Cantucci.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Drink now.

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