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.

Sensory profile

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.

Alcohol content

Approximately 13% vol.

Gastronomic pairings

Biscuits and creamy desserts

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