Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC
Radda in Chianti (Siena)
Trebbiano toscano and Malvasia del Chianti
VINIFICATION AND AGEING
Vinification takes place in caratelli, the typical small Tuscan barrels holding between 100 and 200 liters (22 and 44 gallons), and it is triggered by the inoculation of the so-called “madre” (“mother”) - colonies of different types of yeast deriving from previous vinifications – into the must from grapes that have been partially dried on racks. Maturation continues for 8 years in the small chestnut–wood barrels, in which the fermentation lastes a very long time but is intermittent, starting and stopping depending on the natural variations of temperature and pressure.
The vineyard is situated at Pian d’Albola, in the hills of the commune of Radda in Chianti, with southerly exposure. It is characterized by a clayey subsoil of alberese, in which the presence of stones gives good permeability. The climate is warm and dry.
3,500 vines per hectare (1,415 per acre). The average age of the vines is 20 years.
per hectare 6000 Kg