2016 12,5 % Vol. 750cl
Vin Santo Santa Cristina is intensely yellow in color with amber highlights. The nose is remarkable for aromas typical of pastry shops; raisins, apricots and candied fruit characteristic of Malvasia grapes, and walnuts typical of Trebbiano Toscano. Its palate is full bodied and supple with hints of apricots packed in syrup; a pleasant and well-balanced finish with notes of almond cookies.
Indicazione geografica Vin Santo della Valdichiana DOC
Grado alcolico 12,5 % Vol.
Cartone da 6 bottiglie*
I sapori unici ed i piaceri del buon vivere
The 2016 growing season started out with mild winter weather and abundant rainfall that provided the vines with substantial groundwater reserves, essential for the upcoming season. Summer weather trends were hot and dry uninterrupted by high heat events. These climatic conditions guaranteed balanced vine development. Optimal temperature swings between day and night allowed the grapes to reach perfect ripeness, preserving aromatic
The grapes were harvested directly into drying crates, a method that preserves whole healthy berries and avoids damaging the fruit. The desiccating process lasted approximately 4 months after which the grapes achieved elevated natural sugar concentration levels. The dried berries were then gently pressed, and the free run wine was transferred directly into oak casks where alcoholic fermentation took place. Fermentation came to a halt naturally when the wine reached 12.5% alcohol, while maintaining its natural residual sugars. Fermentation was initiated using starter cultures (madre) from Valdichiana and other specifically selected yeasts. The wine was aged for over 3 years and then bottled in March 2020.
Both grape varieties, Trebbiano and Malvasia, were harvested during the first half of September.