2012 Tenuta di Sticciano Vin Santo del Chianti DOC
45% Tuscan white Malvasia, 20% Tuscan Trebbiano, 20% San Colombano, 15% White Canaiolo. Only the healthiest grapes are selected and are dried for about 90 days. In the last three months, they are pressed to extract their sweet juice, which ferments and matures for three years in small oak and chestnut barrels ranging from 100 to 200 litres. 6 months ageing in the bottle.
Beautiful amber colour with notes of tropical and candied fruit, ripe apricot, walnut, almond, honey and a touch of cinnamon.
A perfect after dinner drink served with cantuccini biscuits.
- About The Producer
Tenuta di Sticciano is a historic seventeenth-century farm located in Fiano (Certaldo) south west of Florence. It has a long winemaking history. Documents dating back to 1815 speak of winemaking although Sangiovese was produced even before then in the historic cellar adjoining the villa. Today at Sticciano, Chianti and other wines age in these very same cellars as three centuries ago.
The wines are an expression of this beautiful enchanted land, which require abundant care and do not know the limit of time. The land, the vines, must be listened to. The wines are alive.
Winemaker Alessio Miliotti works with a modern winemaking system that enables him to use extremely low doses of sulphites. Every 15 days each of the wines in the cellar are tasted to check their individual progress. The winery uses indigenous yeasts and is certified organic. Alessio is dedicated to authenticity without compromise.