Vin Santo

Vineyard profile

The ancient tradition of Vin Santo di Fèlsina is embodied in the passage of the "mother" (the thick substance remaining from previous vintages) from the previous year’s casks to the next. The antiquity of the ritual is impossible to trace. The process has been modernized through careful grape selection, in the drying process, by adding the Sangiovese varietal to characterize Fèlsina’s signature style and through the perfection of vinification and aging.
 

Characteristics

Golden yellow, with coppery highlights. Peach, apricot, pineapple and tropical fruit aromas.
Consistency on the palate, softness and elegance nicely structured by the oak barrels.
Wine with great balance, favorable acidity and a well-harmonized residual sugar. Long in the mouth.
 

Vinification

Grapes are left to air-dry on racks until December and sometimes even up to January-February the following year. After pressing, the must is transferred to sealed casks of 100-liter oak with a little “mother” (dense remnant of the vintage wine earlier). After 7 years in the “vinsantaia” loft area, it is bottle-aged for a minimum of 6 months. Suitable for long aging.
 

Primary technical information

Denomination
Vin Santo del Chianti Classico Doc.

Varietal
Trebbiano, Malvasia e Sangiovese.

Coverage
approx. 5400 per hectare.

Cultivation method
Simple Guyot.

Harvest
Hand-picked.