MERLAIA - Vin Santo del Chianti DOC | 2015

10 days
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Grapes: 50 % Trebbiano - 50 % Malvasia of Chianti.

Alcohol: 14 % vol

Winemaking and Aging : As the ancient tradition, the best grapes are hand-picked in September and  laid out on mats,  to dry for many months in a process referred to as “passito.” Then, the raisins are pressed and placed into special barrels called Caratelli (translates to “small casks”) where they sit and wait for a natural fermentation to begin. As the rooms increase in temperature in the spring the Vin Santo fermentation begins. It is a long and slow fermentation that can rise and fall with the seasons and take up to 5 years to complete. The Vin Santo barrels are special in that over time they will develop their own yeast “mother.”

Description: The color is amber yellow, it is full-bodied, with aromas of hazelnut, caramel, honey, tropical fruit, perfume and dried apricot. It’s one of those wines that sticks to the side of your glass and yet, when you taste it there’s this crazy balance between its delicacy and its intensity

Serving suggestions: Excellent wine for meditation. Possibly recommend soft sweets, dried fruit and pastries.
Serving temperature9 - 10 °C


Curiosity: This wine is the result of a constant commitment in the first stage of selection of the grapes and patient dedication at every stage of winemaking for this reason it is only produced in small quantities but it is constantly receiving good praise and awards from critics and audiences.


The bottle is packaged with gift box (included).