€34.35/ btl 0.37 L
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Details for Castello della Paneretta Vin Santo 2009 (0.37 L)
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Castello della Paneretta is a splendid medieval structure located in the heart of the Florentine hills, in Barberino Val d'Elsa. Thanks to the Albisetti family, who acquired the estate in 1984, today the Castle is at the centre of a modern and dynamic wine-growing and wine-producing activity, although solidly linked to the traditions of the place. The premises are maintained continuously, as is the conversion and modernisation of the vineyards. The grapes, all owned, are in fact treated in a completely eco-sustainable way, and the vineyards occupy just over 20 hectares for no more than 150,000 bottles produced each year: these figures, of course, outline an illustrious and still family-run winery.
Around these Val d'Elsa hills overlooking San Gimignano, families of politicians and men of letters such as the Vettoris and the Strozzis have been producing wine since at least 1596. The winery, in accordance with tradition, only uses Sangiovese and Canaiolo, classic Chianti grape varieties, expressing them in the different estates according to the diversification of soils, from foul clay-alberese stone to flysch, from clay to limestone.
But it is always in keeping with tradition that the Castello produces one of the most successful Vin Santi of Chianti Classico, pleasant yes, but far from sycophantic. The grapes used for the production of no more than 1,500 bottles of this nectar are, as per textbook, malvasia and trebbiano, and come from a selected vineyard of only 0.65 hectares. After harvesting, the bunches are left to dry in the attics of the estate for about five months and then pressed. With the must obtained, the "caratelli", small 110-litre oak or chestnut barrels, typical for the production of Vin Santo, are filled, left strictly not completely full. Here the must slowly becomes wine and takes on the characteristic oxidative notes of dried fruit thanks to the exposure of the barrels to the different seasons and contact with oxygen. The duration of the Vinsanto in the casks is never less than five years, which greatly enriches the concentration of the final product.
Intense golden yellow, this Vin Santo expresses to the nose hints of dried fruit, walnut husk, naturally on a substrate of floral puffs, withered date, candied citron, caramel. There is no lack of the delicate aroma of malvasia, nor is it late in expressing a mineral and ethereal note that recalls both the soils and the drying of the hung grapes. Warm and enveloping on the palate, it is, despite the sweetness, a fluid drink, thanks to the gentle and not pervasive structure. A Vin Santo that, slightly chilled, is a masterful drop. The acidity is evident, and even more so the sapidity, at times brackish. The finish, full and elegant, in fact, expresses a bitter trail that entices you to continue drinking.
Dolci di pasta di mandorle / Pasticceria da forno / Cheeses with herbs
- ViewBrillante / Riflessi dorati / Giallo ambrato
- Bouquet:Floreale / Frutta secca / Minerale / Dattero / Note balsamiche / Nocciola / Cedro
- Mouth:Fresco / Finale ammandorlato / Avvolgente / Persistente / Sapido / Dolce
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 12ºC and 14ºC