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This wine has been produced for centuries throughout Tuscany and is obtained by drying the grapes on racks before vinification. It is commonly known as a straw wine. Its name comes from a banquet given in 1439 where a church official exclaimed "it looks like a Xantos wine", making it seem like a Greek wine. The participants thought that this priest was talking about the great virtues of this wine and gave it the name Vin Santo.

Additional tasting notes

Color : Amber in colour with golden tints.

Nose : Intense, bouquets of undergrowth, dried fruit, almonds and honey.

Mouth : Ample, a wine with a nice freshness that gives balance. Persistent finish with aromas of dried fruit and almonds.

Alcohol level : 15%

Winemaking : Grapes dried for 3 months, vinification and ageing for 4 years in barrel and 12 months in bottle.

Food pairing : Cantuccini, the typical Tuscan biscuit. Foie gras terrine, blue-veined cheeses.

Aging potential : 15 to 20 years

  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Tuscany
  • Producer : Cantagallo
  • Appellation : Vin Santo del Chianti Montalbano DOC
  • Classification alfavin : Sweet white
    Lightly aromatic sweet wine
  • Grape : Trebbiano, Malvasia bianca
  • Content : 37.5 cl
  • Type : White

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