LORNANO VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI CLASSICO DOC 2008
A brilliant amber color in the glass and scents of dried fruit and honey vanilla greet you on the nose. The palate is thickly aromatic with elements of hazelnut and honey, and a vein of acidity keeps everything in balance and allows for a lingering, elegant finish.
- Region: Toscana
- Sub-Region: Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC
- Varietals: Malvasia Bianca (50%), Trebbiano Toscana (50%)
- Soil: Stratified sand and shale with limestone deposits
- Altitude: 250 meters
- Alcohol: 14.50%
Production Notes: The top selections of Malvasia and Trebbiano harvested at the end of September are laid to dry on mats for about 6 months and then are carefully selected and pressed. The reduced, concentrated juice is put into sealed French oak barrique to undergo a slow fermentation for 6 years. Not quite fermented to dryness, the sweet wine is bottled and receives an additional 12 months of aging before release.
Tasting Notes: A brilliant amber color in the glass and scents of dried fruit and honey vanilla greet you on the nose. The palate is thickly aromatic with elements of hazelnut and honey, and a vein of acidity keeps everything in balance and allows for a lingering, elegant finish.
Pairings: Usually paired with biscotti at the end of the meal, the traditional Tuscan cantuccini are the preferred cookie, but Vin Santo can also be enjoyed with panettone, fruit-based custards and cakes.
About Super Vin Santo: Vin Santo is a white dessert wine traditionally produced in Tuscany from Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes. After the Vin Santo grapes are harvested in September or October, they are laid out on straw mats, often under rafters or staircases, in warm, well ventilated rooms that allow the moisture in the grape to evaporate which increases Brix (sugar) levels, a method known as the passitotechnique. They are aged in small sealed oak barrels, for a minimum of 3 years, although it is common to find some Vin Santo that have been aged in oak 10 years before bottling and release. Due to the sweetness level, Vin Santo is usually bottled in 375ml or 500ml bottles.
About Lornano: One of the original 30 wineries that came together to form the “Consorzio del Marchio Storico Chianti Classico Gallo Nero” in 1924, Lornano’s classic and elegant expressions of the Sangiovese grape have been regarded as some of the finest examples since they started production in 1904. Their 180 estate vineyards and property are located on the border of Chianti and Chianti Classico, which is one of the oldest organized wine regions in the world that recently celebrated their 300th year in 2016. Lornano wines have been awarded several honors including Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri and high scores in Decanter Magazine and Wine Enthusiast.