VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI D.O.C. “VECCHIETTO DEGLI ACCARIGI”
For many centuries a symbol of hospitality in the Tuscan peasant houses, our Vin Santo owes its name to the first nobleman who became parental authority in Lucignano way back in 1299. Produced from Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia Bianca grapes withered in the vineyard and slow maturation in kegs, this Vin Santo is also dedicated to our ancestors who have handed down to us this splendid custom.
MIXED VARIETIES: Malvasia Bianca, Trebbiano Toscano and Sangiovese in variable percentages according to the year
VINEYARDS LOCATION: Midsized hill 150-200 mt above sea level
SOIL: Medium textured with layers of loam, volcanic tuff and clay.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Simple Guyot
MICROCLIMATE: Optimum microclimate conditions with significant differences in temperature between day and night ideal for the development and maintenance of coloring and aromatic substances.
GRAPE PRODUCTION: Average of 55 Q.ls/Ha
HARVEST: By hand in small plastic crates with bunches of grapes selected on the basis of the level of ripeness.
WINE-MAKING AND MATURATION:
The grapes collected near the end of harvesting undergo natural drying on racks for about four months, in dry and ventilated premises. The must obtained from the subsequent gentle pressing is left to ferment slowly in caratelli, small oak casks of 225l, where it is kept for at least 5 years with its madre (dense grape residue of the must of preceding years). It refines in the bottle for at least 6-8 months.
Amber yellow colour, intense ethereal bouquet with hints of caramel, almond and tropical fruits. On the palate it is velvety and elegant overall, where the sweetness is not cloying thanks to its fresh acidity and a good aroma. Lasting aftertaste.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 14-16°C
FOOD PAIRING: Mature cheeses (pecorino) or, according to tradition, with the best pastries.