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Falchini

Falchini
2011 Riserva, Vin Santo del Chianti

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Tuscany Vin Santo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 16.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$36.99

Falchini
2011 Riserva, Vin Santo del Chianti

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Tuscany Vin Santo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 16.5%
Brilliant brushed amber color. Nutty aromas and flavors of roasted chestnut, salted toffee, cedar, seville oranges, and orange blossom with a round, vibrant, sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, engaging, medium-length finish with woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. An old-school Vin Santo that will bring you back to the old country.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Old World, Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: roasted chestnut, salted toffee, cedar, Seville oranges, and orange blossom
Taste Flavor: roasted chestnut, salted toffee, cedar, seville oranges, and orange blossom
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Almond Cookies, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An old-school Vin Santo that will bring you back to the old country.

The Producer

Falchini

The Producer
Via di Casale, 40
San Gimignano, SI 53037
Italy
39 -0577941305

Tuscany Vin Santo

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Serve in a Copita
This is supposed to mean "wine for the saints," but it certainly seems to be one of the great sins of this world. It is a sweet dessert wine, made from dried Malvasia and Trebbiano grapes in Tuscany. The dried grapes are pressed, then the juice is allowed to ferment at its own rate for as much as several years. As can be imagined, the alcohol ends up relatively high, the wine flavor becomes a rich blend of the varietal flavors and maderization, the wine is sweet, and it will seemingly keep forever. Or, at least, until the saints and sinners find it. Originally made only in Tuscany, this type of wine is now made in small amounts and from different varieties all over Italy.

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