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Region: Tuscany
Zone: Bianco dell’Empolese DOC

Bianco dell’Empolese Vin Santo DOC

Facts about this wine

Wine: White wine
Kind: Sweet wine
Taste: From dry to sweetish
Volume: Strong
Min. alcohol: 15%
Mandatory Storage: Min. 3 years
Storage potential: 10 years

From the same grapes as the drier Bianco dell’Empolese there is also produced a Vin Santo, and thus the grape combination in Bianco dell’Empolese Vin Santo DOC is Trebbiano Toscano (80-100%) together with local green grapes (0-20%). If Malvasia del Chianti is used, there can only be a maximum of 8% of this variety.

The Vin Santo distinguishes itself color-wise from the drier version by ranging from golden to a more or less intense amber color. The aroma is likewise intense, ethereal and characteristic, while the taste is either dry or sweetish.

Vin Santo is available in two versions: The dry (Secco) must have a minimum alcohol concentration of 16%, while the sweet (Amabile) must have 15%.

The mandatory aging period is 3 years in small oak barrels (caratelli).

Vin Santo is enjoyed with desserts.

Great dishes to have with Bianco dell’Empolese Vin Santo DOC

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