Rocca di Castagnoli
Vin Santo del Chianti Classico
From various plots in Loc. Castagnoli, the very small-scale production of this historic wine is strictly carried out using traditional methods, in order to keep the custom alive for future generations. The high production costs of Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC are not even slightly compensated by the sales value, but this dessert wine is exclusively dedicated to our ancestors, who handed down this beautiful custom.
GRAPE VARIETY 90% Malvasia Lunga del Chianti, 10% Trebbiano Toscano
VINEYARD Various plots in Loc. Castagnoli
SOIL Medium-textured, rich in rock fragments typical of the Alberese area and limestone.
VINEYARD SIZE 3 ha
VINEYARD AGE 30 years old
AVERAGE ALTITUDE 500m a.s.l.
VINEYARD DENSITY 5000 vines/hectare
AVERAGE YIELD PER PLANT 1kg
CULTIVATION/PRUNING Spur pruning
HARVEST Second half of September
DRYING The grapes remain on racks for at least 3 months
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION In cask
FERMENTATION In cask
AGING At least 4 months in 100 l casks at various stages, then at least 6 months in steel and 1 year in the bottle
ANNUAL PRODUCTION About 1,000 bottles
SENSORY PROFILE Amber color, rich and intense aroma with hints of honey, vanilla, dried fruit and nuts (mainly almond). Enveloping, harmonious taste with a long finish.
PAIRING Mature cheeses, desserts.
SERVING TEMPERATURE 16°C.