2005 FATTORIA DI LUCIGNANO VIN SANTOFattoria Lucignano
Producer: Fattoria Lucignano
Grape: Trebbiano 80%, Malvasia 20%
Zone: DOC of Vin Santo del Chianti
One of the most imposing, classical Chianti properties, just south of Florence, has been meticulously restored by Gerd and Stephan Schue. It is the complete Tuscan estate with olive oil, a great restaurant (Solissimo) and other crafts, to complement compelling and unusually rich reds and authentic Vin Santo from Chianti Colli Fiorentini the ‘Hills of Florence’
Tasting note: Lucignano Vin Santo is very trad, with the must of partially dried grapes (Trebbiano & Malvasia) sealed in small barrels (caratelli) for 8 years to complete a long fermentation and maturation. This emerges a golden liqueur of toffee, marmalade and almond notes, with a long, tingling, savoury finish. Just released, this is a classic.
Growing System: Cordon
Soil Composition: Medium textured, rich in gravel and clay
Production: The grapes are carefully selected and harvested at the end of September. The clusters are dried on mats till December/January in order to reach a sugar concentration of 380 grams/litre minimum. Soft pressing. The must is racked into small oak barrels (capacity 200 litres). Barrels are filled by 75% and sealed as soon as the fermentation starts. "Madre" (yeast sediment form previous vintages) of the "Fattoria di Lucignano" is left in the barrels. The barrels are opened after approximately 8 years of maturation.
Alcohol (%) 16