S. Niccolò Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC 2014

Made from 60% Malvasia and 40% Trebbiano, the grapes used in the wine are harvested from various estate vineyards in Castellina. After harvest, the grapes are dried and fermentation is carried out slowly in small barrels known as caratelli. The wine is then aged in these barrels for an additional five years.

Tasting Notes

Brilliant amber in color, this wine offers seductive, layered aromas of roasted nuts, dried apricots, dates, toffee, and spice cake. On the palate, it shows incredible balance with flavors of Macadamia nuts, golden raisins, dried figs, and caramel with a lingering, honeyed finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with torrone, sweet cheeses, anise-flavored biscotti, and hazelnut nougat.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The I Sodi di San Niccolò vineyard
Soil composition
Calcareous Clay-Loam
Elevation
1,450 feet
Vines/acre
1,400
Exposure
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1974
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
1979
Bottles produced of this wine
3,500
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
60% Malvasia and 40% Trebbiano
Fermentation container
Caratelli
Age of Aging Container
One year
Length of alcoholic fermentation
30 days
Fermentation temperature
Not Controlled °F
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Caratelli
Length of bottle aging
5 months
Size of aging container
100 L
Type of oak
French and Italian
Length of aging before bottling
5 years

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