Vin Santo Val d`Arbia DOC 2010

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Vin Santo, which translates as "holy wine" in Italian, is a traditional sweet wine from Tuscany. This dessert wine is made from Malvasia and Trebbiano Toscano, which are dried for three to six months. The fermentation and aging processes take place over eight years in chestnut caratelli (small wooden casks), resulting in a wine of incredible complexity and concentration.

Tasting Notes

Vin Santo Val d'Arbia has a captivating amber color replete with golden reflections. On the nose, it is rich and complex with hints of roasted almonds, honey, and dried apricots. Its full-bodied flavors of sweet, dried fruits persist long into the finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with foie gras, bleu cheeses, torrone, or macaroons. 

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Val d'Arbia DOC
Vineyard name:
The Altesino vineyard
Vineyard size:
25 acres
Soil composition:
Sandy Clay-Loam
Training method:
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation:
925 feet
Vines/acre:
1,800-2,000
Yield/acre:
0.5 tons
Exposure:
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted:
1992
Harvest time:
September
First vintage of this wine:
1990
Bottles produced of this wine:
1,250
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
50% Trebbiano Toscana, 50% Malvasia
Fermentation container:
Caratelli
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
8 years days
Length of maceration:
8 years days
Type of aging container:
Caratelli
Size of aging container:
55 L
Age of aging container:
New-Seven years
Type of oak:
Slavonian
Length of aging before bottling:
8 years
Length of bottle aging:
6 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
14.5 %
pH level:
3.9
Residual sugar:
94.1 g/L
Acidity:
9.3 g/L
Dry extract:
138.7 g/L

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