Tuscany’s growing cycle was around three weeks earlier than usual, thanks to an
unusually mild, dry winter and record temperatures in March and April. It was
also one of the hottest Julys in the past five years, which meant the rainfall in
August was particularly welcome, helping to take the edge of the accelerated
maturation. This resulted in fresh, fine fruit quality, expressive aromas and good
tannic structure.

Region: Tuscany, Italy
Appellation: Vinsanto del Chianti Classico D.O.C.
Varieties: 50% Trebbiano, 50% Malvasia
Vinification: The grapes were harvested in October and left to dry
on grates until early February. when the must is
placed in caratelli (small barrels) of 55 and 110 liters
Aging: 10 years in 50 and 110-liter oak, chestnut and cherry
caratelli with an additional 12 months of rest in bottle

Color: Golden amber
Aroma: Rich, intense aromas of ripe citrus, tropical fruit,

vanilla and sweet almond

Palate: Lush flavors of citrus, fig and hazelnut with

outstanding balance and length

Pairings: Ideal with patés, matured soft cheeses and biscotti
Alcohol: 14%