VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI CLASSICO DOC

ROCCA DI MONTEGROSSI

Tuscany - Italy Toscana

€ 60,00 Price per bottle

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VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI CLASSICO DOC 2009

Sweet
Type: Sweet

Rocca di Montegrossi’s Vinsanto is produced from Malvasia Bianca del Chianti. It is especially well suited to the production of this kind of wine thanks to its aromatic richness,the thickness of the skins of the grapes, and their propensity to oxidize. The bunches of grapes are hung one by one on nets in a well-ventilated area under the rafters. All netshung from rails. During the drying phase the grapes are affected by noble rot (botrytis cinirea), which confers distinctive, striking characteristics. Thanks to the rails, workers can shift the nets and work their way through the drying room removing grapes that have begun to deteriorate. This operation is carried out every week until the pressing, which generallytakes place in the January following the harvest. At the end of this 3-4 month period the grapes are quite concentrated, with high sugar contents.
They are gently pressed and the must thus obtained goes into small casks (50 and 100 liter) of a variety of woods (cherry,oak, mulberry) in which it ferments and ages for a period of 6-7 years. The resulting wine isbrilliant amber. On the palate it’s velvety, with intense, complex persistent apricot, dried fig, toasted almond, date, caramel and coffee aromas. Thanks to its distinctive freshness anddelicacy it is an excellent meditation wine, though it will also work very well as a dessert wine, with dry confectionary or crème brûlée, and it will also work well with blue cheese orfoie gras.
Annual production is less than 2,000 0.375 It bottles, a miniscule amount (theyield of grapes into wine is less than 10%). In other words, this wine is not made following commercial logic, but as Marco Ricasoli observes this is “poetry to pour”.

Data Sheet
VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI CLASSICO DOC
ROCCA DI MONTEGROSSI

  • VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI CLASSICO DOC
  • ROCCA DI MONTEGROSSI
  • 2009
  • Italia
  • Toscana
  • Tuscany - Italy
  • Sweet
  • Bottiglia 0,375l
  • Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC
  • 13%
  • Appetizers, Chocolate, Sipping wine, Dry cakes and pastries, Hard cheese

Awards Received

94 points (1° score) - WINE & SPIRITS
94 points - VINOUS
95 points - I VINI DI VERONELLI
4/4 stars + golden star + crown - VINIBUONI D'ITALIA
91 points - ERNESTO GENTILI
one of best italian wines of the years - FORBES

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