Farnito Vinsanto del Chianti 1999 D.O.C.

Grapes

Minimum 70% of Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia and maximum 30% of other white grape varietals.

Vinification

The harvested grapes are dried in wooden boxes then slowly barrel fermented during the winter months.

Aging

Part of the wine was aged in traditional “caratelli”, small barrels made of chestnut, the other part was aged in oak barrels, all for a total of 16 years. These barrels were housed among our various estates.

Bottle aging

In temperature controlled underground cellar.

Color

Golden yellow with bronze hues.

Bouquet

Intense and complex with hints of apricot and peach jam, walnut, and typical Malvasia aromatics.

Flavor

A good balance between the complex, intense balsamic fragrances, the alcohol and the sweetness. Long and persistent.

Serving temperature

13-15°C, 55-59°F.

Gastronomy

Can be served as a dessert wine, an aperitif or in accompaniment to strong cheeses such as Pecorino or Gorgonzola piccante. Excellent also by itself as a “meditation” wine.

The story of our Farnito!
Pear in a Vinsanto Reduction with Gorgonzola & Almonds​