Vin Santo del Chianti DOC

It is a union that could also be made in heaven: The holy wine Vin Santo and deliciously crunchy cantuccini. The famous almond biscuits from Prato have long since conquered Switzerland's sweet tooth. Traditionally, cantuccini should be enjoyed with Vin Santo, the wonderful Italian sweet wine. Which brings us straight into a hotly debated wine category. Because sweet wines, or dessert wines, are a wide-ranging field, loved dearly by some and disdained coldly by others. The spectrum of sweet wines is very broad and differs mainly in the way they are produced. Either the characteristic sweetness comes from a natural concentration of fruit sugar in the grapes or the wine is fortified, i.e. enriched with alcohol. Both have a pronounced residual sweetness in common. This occurs when the fermentation process is interrupted before all the sugar has been converted into alcohol by the yeast. This may be because the yeast dies due to a high alcohol content or because the winemaker stops the fermentation. A naturally high concentration in the grapes is achieved in different ways and varies in the different growing regions. In Germany, noble sweet wines are often produced from must from grapes with noble mold. The fungus perforates the grape skin so that the water evaporates and the grapes dry out on the vine. For the famous ice wine, the grapes are left to freeze on the vine and harvested at a minimum of -7 °C in a frozen state and pressed immediately. And then there is also the method of drying the harvested grapes, called passito in Italy. This produces the popular Vin Santo, made from partially dried, partially raisined grapes of the white Trebbiano and Malvasia grape varieties, enriched with Sangiovese in the rosé version. The grapes are dried in the attic until Christmas or even longer, and the wine is pressed between December and Easter, depending on the sugar concentration reached. The wine then goes into oak barrels and is stored in the vinsantaia, a room under the roof. The quaffable wine probably got its name from its function as a church mass wine. But perhaps also because it tastes like a heavenly temptation. The Vin Santo forms a perfect symbiosis with its famous companion Cantuccini and is predestined to be given as a gift. As a souvenir or as a small gift to yourself.

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Dessert wine, 37,5 cl, Italy
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