Castello di Monsanto Vin Santo La Chimera 2007

Castello di Monsanto Vin Santo La Chimera 2007

$56.99

Crafted in Tuscany, Italy, this Vinsanto del Chianti Classico D.O.C., undergoes a meticulous process of harvesting, drying, and aging for 10 years in oak, chestnut, and cherry caratelli, resulting in a golden amber wine with rich aromas.

Description

Situated in the renowned region of Tuscany, Italy, this wine falls under the appellation of Vinsanto del Chianti Classico D.O.C. Crafted from a blend of 50% Trebbiano and 50% Malvasia, the vinification process involved harvesting the grapes in October and allowing them to dry on grates until early February. The growing season in Tuscany unfolded approximately three weeks earlier than usual, attributed to an unusually mild and dry winter, coupled with record temperatures in March and April. The region experienced one of the hottest Julys in the past five years, heightening the significance of rainfall in August. This timely precipitation proved particularly beneficial, helping to temper the accelerated maturation of the grapes. The outcome was a harvest that yielded fresh, high-quality fruit characterized by expressive aromas and a robust tannic structure. Following this, the must was placed in small barrels, known as caratelli, with capacities of 55 and 110 liters. The aging process spanned 10 years in oak, chestnut, and cherry caratelli, followed by an additional 12 months of rest in the bottle.

The resulting wine, characterized by a golden amber hue, emanates rich and intense aromas of ripe citrus, tropical fruit, vanilla, and sweet almond. On the palate, it offers lush flavors of citrus, fig, and hazelnut, showcasing exceptional balance and length. This Vinsanto del Chianti Classico D.O.C. proves to be a versatile companion, pairing ideally with patés, matured soft cheeses, and biscotti. With an alcohol content of 14%, it stands as a testament to the exceptional viticulture and winemaking practices of the Tuscany region.

Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 15 in

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