Chianti traditions

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Vinsanto D.O.C. del Chianti Classico

Made from Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes harvested in October and left to dry until early February, Castello di Monsanto’s Vinsanto is produced according to strict traditions. The must is stored for a decade in small casks, which are exposed to the elements in the Vinsantaia throughout summer and winter. No technological checks are carried out – all that’s required is infinite passion for a great Chianti tradition. This sweet wine is not just for desserts, its acidic structure giving it an outstanding elegance and persistence, enabling it to stand up to unusual combinations.

Appellation Vinsanto D.O.C. del Chianti Classico
First year of production 1970
Grapes 50% Tuscan Trebbiano and 50% white Malvasia
Cultivation method Guyot
Vinification Withered grapes on racks
Aging After the selected harvest, the grapes are withered on racks. Once fermentation begins, the must is placed in 55 and 110 liter oak, chestnut and cherry barrels where it matures for a period of 8/10 years with a succession of alternate stages of fermentation
Bottle refining 12 months