Grapes : Grechetto, Malvasia Bianca Lunga, Trebbiano Toscano
Wine Region : Toscana Vin Santo del Chianti Classico
Vin Santo del Chianti is a raisin wine DOC wine whose production is allowed in the provinces of Florence, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato , Arezzo and Siena.
alcohol content between 15.5% and 17.0%
Vin Santo del Chianti
color: from straw yellow to golden to deep amber
scent: ethereal, intense, characteristic
Taste: harmonious, velvety, dry or more rounded for the bait types, lovable, sweet
Chianti Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice
color: from pale pink to deep pink
smell: warm, intense
flavor: sweet or sweet, soft, velvety and round
Vin Santo is a type of dessert wine. This traditional Tuscan wine is made from Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes. Often it is a sweet wine. It can also be produced from Sangiovese grapes and in this case it is called vin santo eye of partridge.
There are various theories about the origin of the name.
A version of Siena speaks of a Franciscan friar who in 1348 cured plague victims with a wine that was commonly used by the brothers to celebrate Mass; quickly spread the belief that the wine had miraculous properties, bringing the holy epithet.
Another version comes from Florence: during the Council of Florence in 1439, the greek Metropolitan Bessarion proclaimed, as he was drinking the wine undiluted: “This is the wine of Xantos!”, Perhaps referring to some greek raisin wine (a wine made with raisins pressed) on Santorini. His diners, who had confused the word “Xanthos” with ‘santos’, they thought that he had discovered in the quality wine worthy of being called “holy.” In any case, from that moment the pretto vin was called Vin Santo. A variant of the story has it that he used the word Xanthos (in greek ξάνθος means yellow) as he spoke of the wine.
The less romantic origin, but probably more likely, is the association of this wine with its common use during mass.
According to another version, the wine is called Vin Santo because in ancient times the grapes were left to dry until the Holy Week, then crushed and then torchiate.
Vin Santo, to put it as the chic intellectuals would say, is a Tuscan sipping wine, a wine that accompanies the end of a meal, and reached the height of its flavor when accompanied by the famous almond cantucci. In fact, these are biscuits for dipping and enjoy. The Vin Santo is very famous and it is found without difficulty on the shelves of all supermarkets, especially in the holiday season. However, if you wanted to create for itself this wine, here is a guide that is right for you! In fact, in this guide, we will see just how to make sweet wine.
First of all, first of all, it will be necessary to dry out the grapes, putting these within wattle mats. At this point, you can proceed with the rest grapes on these mats in a well-ventilated place, so that the berries from dehydrating. At the same time will be an additional thing: sugar able to concentrate well and to evaporation. Now, when finally the grapes are well wilted, you can continue with the activities of the squeezing.
In addition, after completing the operation of squeezing the grapes, you can collect the juice in small barrels with a maximum capacity of three hundred liters, called casks. However, be careful: the casks must not be filled completely, because the wine will increase its volume during the fermentation process. Therefore, it is clear that if you were not the necessary space, you might run into a great danger, by blowing up the barrel. This would involve the loss of all of its contents. Also, it is good to know that the fermentation takes place by means of an addition of so-called mother of Vin Santo. This follows a bit ‘the method for manufacturing vinegar. Or it consists of a colony of yeasts, composed of microorganisms deriving from previous fermentations, which is reused from year to year. At this point, after having closed the barrels, you will have to put them in a room exposed to large temperature fluctuations. For example, in a room that allows to have very cold in winter and very hot in summer. In fact, only in this way you will make sure that the fermentation takes place under the best possible conditions.
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