Very small selection of extraordinary Vin Santo
Just 350 small bottles of Vin Santo del Chianti 2007 produced by Fattoria del Colle with artisan care. A very very small selection of extraordinary Vin Santo
Jewels for true enthusiasts who, with the previous vintage, have obtained prestigious international awards such as 95/100 by Robert Parker/ Wine advocate.
The Vin Santo DOC Chianti is the most prestigious and successful result of the project on dessert wines wanted by Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s husband, Carlo Gardini. Donatella does not drink sweet wines and had strongly reduced their production at Fattoria del Colle although this winery, located in the south of Chianti, had a centuries-old tradition of Vin Santo. Carlo is instead a fan of sweet whites and has dedicated time and energy to create small selections of signature wine handcrafted in detail. It includes the Passito, the Vin Santo and the prestigious Vin Santo selection we are talking about.
WHERE THE VIN SANTO OF FATTORIA DEL COLLE IS BORN
People who visit Fattoria del Colle can enter the vinsantaia climbing in the attic. Here the wine remains for over ten years in the caratelli (small barrels from 50 to 200 liters) while the summer heat and the winter cold implement the maturation as per the Tuscan tradition.
Finally the Vin Santo that comes out of the caratelli is very little, much less than the 35% limit of the Chianti specification. This is why the bottles in this selection are so small and so few. Something exclusive and refined to give only to those who know how to appreciate it.
THE SPECIFICITIES OF THE VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI OF FATTORIA DEL COLLE
TYPE: sweet white wine
PRODUCTION AREA: Tuscany, Trequanda, Fattoria del Colle.
GRAPES: white grapes authorized in Tuscany
VINIFICATION AND MATURATION: The grapes were harvested by hand at the beginning of the harvest, choosing the bunches one by one and placing them in perforated drawers.
The drying process took place naturally in the sun. In December the grapes were de-stemmed and vinified. The liquid was then hermetically sealed in the caratelli (50 to 200 liters) where it remained ten years.
ALCOHOLIC CONTENT: 16 %vol.
QUANTITY PRODUCED: 350 bottles each year
ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PRODUCT
COLOR: intense amber yellow.
NOSE: very intense, complex with a clear appeal to honey and dried fruit in particular grapes and dates.
TASTE: full, harmonious, very intense and persistent.
HOW TO PRESERVE AND SERVE VIN SANTO
FOOD PAIRING: dry pastries, especially with almonds, perfect also to be paired with the specialties of the Sienese tradition.
TABLE SERVICE: lightly cooled or at room temperature 18°C. Use white crystal glasses in the two versions: the classic small tulip or large ones with wide cup that allow a better appreciation of the aroma.
CONSERVATION: wine for very long aging, defies the centuries. Keep the bottles lying in the dark and at cold temperature (13-15°C).