The origin of the name Vin Santo could come from the fact that this wine was used for the Eucharist. It is produced all over Italy, but also in Greece. In Tuscany, it has had DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) status since 1997 and its appellation area is the same as for Chianti. At Renzo Masi, this Vin Santo is only produced in great vintages and always in limited quantities. The wine is made using the straw wine method: after the harvest, the grapes are left to dry in a cool, airy place (formerly on a bed of straw) until the beginning of February, followed by the fermentation and ageing phases.
Color : Amber
Nose : Intense and complex, dried fruits and spices, orange peel.
Mouth : Silky and balanced, with notes of candied fruit and almonds. Long finish with good aromatic persistence.
Alcohol level : 16%
Winemaking : The grapes are dried until the beginning of February, then fermented and aged in barrels for 5 years.
Food pairing : Ideal with blue-veined cheeses (Bleu de Saint-Gall), Tatin of caramelised apples, Almond biscuit
Aging potential : 15 to 20 years
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