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Marchese Antinori Vinsanto del Chianti Classico 2017

Vinsanto production in Tuscany and in the Chianti Classico region dates back to the Middle Ages. Observing traditional methods and strict production regulations, Vinsanto Tenute Marchese Antinori is produced from selected Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes sourced exclusively from various Antinori proprietary estates in Chianti Classico. They were then placed manually on straw mats in the drying facility of the Tignanello estate and left to dry and raisin until December. At the end of this period of natural drying, the grapes were given a delicate pressing to best conserve all their flavour and aroma and the must went into small barrels of different sizes, from 13 to 52 gallons and coopered from various types of wood. There a long, slow, and often interrupted fermentation took place. The wine aged in barrel for three years and the various barrels were then blended and bottled. A deep amber in colour with golden highlights, the wine shows sweet aromas of walnuts and hazelnuts, chestnuts along with honey with subtle notes of citrus fruit in the background. The flavour is full, honeyed and is well supported by a vigorous and tonic acidity.



Wine File
Sub Region:
Dessert Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Malvasia , Trebbiano
Bottle Size:
Natural Cork
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