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Castello di Monsanto Vin Santo La Chimera 2005 375ml

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Castello di Monsanto Vin Santo La Chimera 2005 375ml

SKU 51938


The Vinsanto is made up of 50% Trebbiano Toscano and 50% of Malvasia del Chianti. After the harvest, the selected grapes are dried on rush mattings until the end of January. After the start of the fermentation the must is placed in 55- and 110-litre oaken half-barriques where it matures for a period of 12 years with a series of alternating phases of fermentation.
Category Dessert Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany, Vin Santo del Chianti Classico
Brand Castello di Monsanto
Alcohol/vol 16%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico La Chimera opens to a dark amber color and thick layers of glycerin that move in thick streaks down the side of the glass. It shows tertiary tones of burnt butter, toasted almond and candied fruit. This Vin Santo is very caramelized in personality with a chewy thickness that makes it a meal on its own, or an ideal pairing partner to an after-dinner cigar.

Monica Larner, October 2014
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Wine SpectatorA sleek, defined version, with penetrating fig, walnut and burnt molasses flavors heightened by bracing acidity. Balanced, this lingers with a walnut edge on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 400 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, September 15, 2014
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Wine EnthusiastMade with a blend of 50% Trebbiano and 50% Malvasia, this delivers aromas of Tuscan almond cookies, citrus and dried apricot. The concentrated palate offers layers of candied nectarine zest, fig and toasted almond. Pair it with seasoned cheeses or cantucci.

Kerin O'Keefe, July 1, 2015