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Metinella Amen Vin Santo DOC (Sweet Wine)

Olive Points: 275pts

Price £27.50

Description

Volume: 0.375ml

Blend: Malvasia 60%, Trebbiano 20%, Grechetto 20%

Alcohol: 17.5%   Year: 2009

Vin Santo ('Holy Wine') is the name given to the amber-coloured straw wines traditionally from Tuscany. The origins of the name probably date back to the time when these wines were used for Holy Communion. 

Straw wines are traditionally made from grapes left to dry out on straw mats after harvest. The mats are placed in the warmest, driest part of the winery so the grapes gradually desiccate over the winter. This process concentrates the grapes' natural sugars and therefore the flavour of the wine they make. 

After the grapes have dried out over a period of 3–6 months, they are gently pressed and the must is fermented. After fermentation, the wine is left to age in small wooden casks. Ageing lasts a minimum of three years with some producers leaving their wines for as long as ten years!

Vin santo wines are known to have been made since at least the Middle Ages, and have become a traditional part of Tuscan life. They are offered as a welcoming drink to house guests, and are often enjoyed as a dessert with Cantucci biscuits. The wines are still produced widely today, and were finally recognized under DOC law in 1997. 

Metinella's Vin Santo is sweet, warming and persistent. It has aromas of dried fruit, honey and spices. This is an excellent "vino da meditazione" or sipping wine; it pairs well with all types of biscuits as a dessert wine and can also be enjoyed with herbed cheeses served with fruit preserves and mostarda.

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Our Producer – Metinella

The Metinella winery was established at the end of 2015 in the heart of the production area of ​​the Nobile di Montepulciano, among the hills that gently rise from the Valdichiana until they reach Montepulciano, blessed with perfect sun exposure and the optimal ventilation for the vineyards.
The winery extends over 27 hectares of vineyards including Sangiovese, Mammolo, Colorino and Canaiolo grape varieties, reaching 550m above sea level.

At the core of Metinella philosophy is a firm belief in tradition but also in modernity and future, focusing primarily on constant quality rather than on quantity. The cultivation of the vineyards and olive groves is followed daily with the utmost respect for nature meaning that no chemicals are used.

 

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