Ricasoli Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2011 is made from a blend of 90% Malvasia, 5% Trebbiano and 5% Sangiovese hand-harvested later in the growing season, ensuring maximum sugar content for the long-ageing process. The bunches are then hung and left to dry partially for several months where the grape must obtained from light crushing is fermented slowly and aged in 225-litre half-barriques of oak for 7 years. Golden bronze in colour with an intoxicating nose of burnt orange, honey, and almonds and exotic spices. Amazingly fresh on the palate with lovely fruit intensity balanced with a long honey and marzipan finish. Impossible to spit out, Ricasoli Vin Santo is a legendary dessert wine!
“Opening to a golden amber color, the 2011 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio (packaged in a 500-milliliter bottle) shows aromas of honey, caramel, roasted nuts, vanilla and brown sugar. There is silky, seamless integration of these flavors that flow together over the palate in absolute harmony. The 2011 vintage saw a very hot summer growing season with pronounced sugars and concentration, two things that are essential when making a Vin Santo of this enormity, caliber and longevity.” – 96 Pts, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate