||White sweet from withered grapes sweet
DOC Vin Santo del Chianti Classico
||60% Chardonnay, 5% Sangiovese, 35% Trebbiano Toscano
||Estate and vineyard location: Castello di Pomino, Pomino, Rùfina - Exposure: South-west
||Harvest was distinguished by its close to normal season, with a cooler spring than those of the preceding years, and a delayed budding. During the summer the temperatures stabilized below the norm for the season, and only in the last two weeks of July they began to climb. The soils were well drained yet at the same time had a substantial water reserve. The cool and mild nights helped to produce elegant wines. The bunches were sparse, and the berries in very good condition, both in terms of size as well as structure and concentration.
|Composition of the land
||Sandy, clay, of good depth, and marginally high acidity
||Manual, after the grape dried up on the plants
||Fermentation vats: "Caratelli sigillati" 2/3 filled
||Malolactic fermentation: During the long fermentation in the "caratello"
||Length of fermentation: 4 years
||As an aperitif with foie gras, pastries and dried nuts (hazelnuts, almonds).
||Price Frescobaldi Vinsanto Del Chianti Quaranta Altari 2009 € 19.90