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Fattoria del Cerro
Sangallo Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC

This limited production vin santo is a continuation of the long, Tuscan tradition of crafting Vin Santo. At Fattoria del Cerro the grapes are placed to wither in the loft of the “Podere Argiano”. It is a place with a good ventilation and perfect humidity levels that allow the grapes to be well preserved until January/ February, the period of the winepressing. Kegs (“caratelli”) preserve Vin Santo at least for three years (they are never opened), to generate those flavours and aromas that no other dessert wines can develop. This wine is named after Antonio Giamberti da Sangallo, a renowned Renaissance architect that worked extensively in Tuscany for the de’ Medici family. The church of San Biago that towers over Montepulciano is considered one of his greatest masterpieces.

Owner: Unipol Assicurazioni S.p.A.
Website: www.tenutedelcerro.it
Winemaker: Riccardo Cotarella
Type: Dessert
Varietals: 80% Trebbiano, 10% Malvasia, 10% Grechetto,

Vineyard Location: Acquaviva di Montepulciano
Orientation: Southeast
Elevation: 350 -450 m a.s.l.
Trellising: Spurred cordon
Vines/Acre: 3,300 (older vineyards); 5,000/Ha
Yield/Acre: 24 ql
Soil: Pliocene origin, with shells, stones, and some clay content

Hand-picked grapes are dried on reeds in a ventilated loft until they are pressed in January/February and vinified using natural yeasts in caratelli, small, traditional oak and chestnut barrels of sizes ­ranging from 50-225 L for 2 years

Aging Process
Aged in caratelli, small, traditional oak and chestnut barrels of sizes ­ranging from 50-225 L, that remain unopened for three years; bottle ­refined for a minimum of 12 months

Tasting Notes
Color: Gold with copper notes
Bouquet: Rich, concentrated, with notes of orange peel and acacia honey
Flavor: Perfect balance between the natural sweetness and the acid components, with a long juicy and fresh nutty finish.
Pairings: Cantucci toscani (traditional Tuscan cookies), cassata siciliana, but is also an enjoyable meditation wine

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 61-64°F
Production: 3,000 bottles (375 ml)