Vin Santo del Chianti DOC

Vin Santo del Chianti See Toscana (historic center) map, ref #18

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Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1997
Vineyard Area: 115 ha / 284 acres (2014)
Production: 1,750 hl / 19,450 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Malvasia, Trebbiano
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Sangiovese
Styles and Wine Composition:
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Vin Santo (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 70% Malvasia Bianca Lunga and/or Trebbiano Toscano + OAG
  • Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice (RoSw): Minimum 50% Sangiovese + OAG
  • Riserva (Vin Santo)

Subzones:

  • Colli Aretini
  • Colli Fiorentini
  • Colline Pisane
  • Colli Senesi
  • Montalbano
  • Montespertoli
  • Rufina

Note: Vin Santo del Chianti Classico is a separate DOC and not a subzone of the Vin Santo del Chianti DOC.


Significant Production Rules:
  • Maximum vineyard elevation: 700 m (2,300 ft)
  • For Vin Santo and Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice, grapes must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum sugar level of 260 g/l (26.0%) and 270 g/l (27.0%), respectively
  • Minimum alcohol level: 13.0% for Vin Santo (15.5% potential; 16.0% potential for subzones); 14.0% for Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice (16.5% potential; 17.0% potential for subzones)
  • Aging: For Vin Santo and Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice, minimum approx. 3 years in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+3); for Riserva, minimum approx. 4 years in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+4)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011