Type of wine: D.O.C. Maremma Toscana Vin Santo
Area of origin: The wine is produced near Fonteblanda , opposite the Natural Park of Maremma Toscana.
Cultivation: Spurred Cordon. This is the best cultivation growing system which allows the permanence of the grapes until end of September, together with the auspicious microclimate.
Grapes: Ansonica and Trebbiano.
Harvest: The grapes of our Vin Santo Graticcio are harvested only in their best vintages, however within October, when the grapes get drying. We leave the grapes naturally drying in trellis inside a ventilated greenhouse, until they reduce the swelling.
Vinification: In January, after a soft pressing of the grapes, the must is subsequently placed in the typical small casks of 110 liters used for Vinsanto called “Caratelli” where it is subjected through a long, slow fermentation.
Refinement: At least 6 months in bottle before release to the market.
Aging: After the fermentation in small barrels, the wine remains in barrels for approximately 6/7 years.
Color: A brilliant gold color with amber highlights.
Bouquet: Intense with hints of almonds and dried fruits.
Taste: Quite thick and slightly acidic, well balanced and pleasant in mouth. Its sweetness made it ideal for dessert and more than that.
Service temperature: 12°C