Vin Santo del Chianti Classico D.O.C. Occhio di Pernice
Vinsanto Occhio di Pernice is part of the oldest Tuscan tradition. Made from Sangiovese grapes laid out to dry on special racks, it undergoes a long ageing process lasting at least four years in typical wooden barrels called caratelli.
90% Sangiovese, 10% other native grapes
Vinification and ageing
The grapes are selected by hand and laid out on the racks. The drying process lasts a few months and allows the berries to dehydrate, concentrating the sugars and aromatic compounds. After pressing with the traditional press, the must is transferred to the barrels for slow, natural fermentation using indigenous yeast. Ageing continues in the same barrels for at least four years in rooms exposed to strong seasonal temperature fluctuations, which positively influence the complexity of the aromas.
Colour: dense, deep garnet red with golden highlights
Bouquet: complex and enveloping, dominated by aromas of dried apricots, dried figs and dates. Scents of toasted almonds mingle with notes of cinnamon and cloves. As the wine breathes, it reveals an intense aroma of chestnut honey.
Palate: sweet, deep and enveloping, with a finely creamy texture and remarkable persistence.
Approximately 13% vol.
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