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Barbi Vin Santo del Chianti DOC

2011

In a Nutshell

The classic dessert wine style of Italy, usually served with Cantuccini.

Tasting Notes

Intense amber in colour with heady aromatics of raisins and nuts. The palate is voluptuous with plenty of raisin-y fruit and figgy, nutty notes. Persistent through to the finish which is lifted, with apricot and bitter almond notes.

Production Notes

The grapes are collected in mid September and then set to dry on special reed mats locally called “graticci”. Between late December and early January the juice in the grapes is reduced to a very sugary syrup that reaches 18-19° bé (parameter that indicates the proportion between sugar and water level); at this stage the grapes are softly pressed and the concentrated liquid must is sealed together with the “madre” (literally “mother”: natural yeasts produced through decades and always kept alive) in big oak kegs ( 1 or 2 hl ) for at least three years. Afterwards the wine is separated from the “madre” and aged for 2/3 years in smaller oak-kegs (0.65 hl), before being bottled.

Grape Blend

55%

Trebbiano

35%

Malvasia

10%

Sangiovese

Producer - Fattoria dei Barbi

Many wine families boast a colourful history, but few in the world can match the Colombini clan, owners of great Montalcino estate Fattoria dei Barbi. The family history goes back to the year 1000, the distinctive coat of arms (four doves separated by a cross against a blue field) was designed in about 1200, and their presence in Montalcino dates to 1352.

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Barbi Vin Santo del Chianti DOC

Detailed Information

Type

Dessert Wine

Country

Italy

Region

Tuscany

Vintage

2011

Size

0.375L

ABV

16.5%

Grape

Malvasia, Sangiovese, Trebbiano

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Cork

£21.00

Out of stock

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