Fattoria dei Barbi Vin Santo 2008

£16.99

 TASTING NOTE

The colour varies from golden to intense amber. The perfume is intensely aromatic with hints of raisins and nuts; on the palate it is round and very persistent.

The grapes are collected in mid September and then set to dry on special reed mats locally called “graticci”. Between late December and early January the juice in the grapes is reduced to a very sugary syrup that reaches 18-19° bé (parameter that indicates the proportion between sugar and water level); at this stage the grapes are softly pressed and the concentrated liquid must is sealed together with the “madre” (literally “mother”: natural yeasts produced through decades and always kept alive) in big oak kegs ( 1 or 2 hl ) for at least three years. Afterwards the wine is separated from the “madre” and aged for 2/3 years in smaller oak-kegs (0.65 hl), before being definitively bottled.

14°-15° with “cantucci" (dry Tuscan almond biscuits); at 10°- 12° with appetizers and starters (aged and ripe cheeses) and on its own as a meditation wine. To be served in glasses with ample bowl and narrow top.

Vin Santo dei Barbi can be kept for decades.

16% abv

35% Malvasia
10% Sangiovese
55% Trebbiano

Fattoria dei Barbi Vin Santo 2008
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