Malvasia di Toscana 90% blended with Canaiolo and Sangiovese 10%
|I Vini di Veronelli 2008|
The Castello di Brolio Vin Santo, true to tradition, expresses one of the “historic” grapes of the area, Malvasia del Chianti. Its production method also stays true to tradition.
Notes on the method of production
The grapes destined for Vin Santo are gathered late in the harvest, at the point at which the sugar content is high enough to sustain the long ageing process that this wine undergoes. The bunches are hung and left to dry partially for several months. The must obtained from light crushing ferments slowly and is then placed in 225-litre half-barriques of oak.
End of September
6,500 bottles (of 0.375 Liters) Castello di Brolio Vin Santo
Abundant rains in the spring,(which also replenished the earth with reserves of water), were followed by a long, hot summer broken up at times by occasional rain.
The full ripening of the grapes was guaranteed by a breezy September with good variations in temperature.
The harvest of Malvasia started on October 6th and was concluded on 11th.