La Sala – Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG

Producer: La Sala
Wine: Vin Santo di Chianti Classico
Grape Variety: 100% Trebbiano
Production Zone: San Casciano in Val di Pesa
Altitude: 980 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 13 acres
Exposure: South West
Soil: Red Clay and Alberese Limestone
Vinification & Aging: From late September through the first days of October pickers select some of the healthiest Trebbiano grapes, collecting the clusters in a way that allows them to suspend them in “penzoli” (strings) in the vinsantaia, where they are left to dry slowly until the end of December – beginning of January. In the drying process physiological and chemical transformations of the grapes take place, in particular the accumulation of sugar. After pressing the dried berries, the dense must is racked into the caratello, the typical small Tuscan oak barrel, and stored more than 5 years in the vinsantaia. Installed in the attic or attic-like place, the alterations of the seasons with constant shifts from hot to cold allow for the evolution of scents and flavors typical of the Chianti Classico Vin Santo
Production: 100 cases
Alcohol: 16.2%
Description: Amber yellow with hints of gold, long and intense with undertones of dried fruit, flor, noble rot, and spice. Full, harmonious texture with pleasant acidity
Food Pairing: Vin Santo is a wine that pairs with the most diverse range of cheeses, especially blue and hard cheeses, hot Foie Gras, rich game dishes, hearty fruit.