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Vinmarker omkring Montalcino, Toscana
Region: Tuscany
Zone: Monteregio di Massa Marittima

Monteregio di Massa Marittima Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice DOC

Facts about this wine

Wine: Red wine
Kind: Sweet wine
Taste: From dry to sweetish
Volume: Strong
Min. alcohol: 16%
Mandatory Storage: Min. 4 years
Storage potential: Above 10 years

One of the Tuscan specialties is the red dessert wines of the type Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice (the bird's eye). The grapes consist of Sangiovese (50-70%), Malvasia Nera (10-50%), together with other local red grapes (0-30%).

After plucking, the grapes are dried naturally in custom drying lofts or specially ventilated rooms, and the drying must take place between December 1 of the harvest year and March 31 of the following year.

The production process produces an intense, pink to light rose-colored wine. The aroma is warm and intense, and the taste sweet and delightfully smooth and well-rounded.

This type is available as a dry (Secco) and a sweet (Amabile) version.

The mandatory aging period is 4 years in small oak barrels (Caratelli).

Is served as a dessert wine or for quiet moments, and can be saved for 10 years or more.

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