The authentic protagonist of Tuscan festivities with unblended vinification.
DANTE Vin Santo is an exclusive taste experience that draws from a long-gone era. Vin Santo has been the preferred wine on Tuscan holidays for centuries, whether to celebrate mass or to accompany desserts and typical cantucci. According to the vulgate, the name derives from the episode of a Franciscan friar who would have used it in Siena, in 1348, to heal victims of the plague. Of course, this explains the “Santo” (holy) in its name. According to another version, during the Council of Florence in 1439, it was Cardinal Bessarione from Nicea who referred to this wine as xanthos (or similar to the wine of the island of Xanthos). Those at the table confused the term with the “holy” attribute, and from that moment they recognised this quality. Finally, the name may also derive from the fact that, in ancient times, the grapes were pressed and pressed just during Holy Week, further proof of the intimate link between this wine and popular traditions.
Local single-varietal Vin Santo: The true pleasure of tradition.
DANTE Vin Santo is made from 100% Trebbiano grapes. An unblended wine produced from a careful selection of the best grapes. The harvesting, withering and vinification procedures used by DANTE are still the same as those of the Tuscan vineyards of the Renaissance. Harvested grapes are left to dry on racks called “straws”, until they are pressed in December or January. Then, the must ferments and ages for 5 years in small French oak barrels. A further 12-month refinement in bottle ensues. A respect for the tradition and the artisanal passion of viniculture that aims to return an authentic and genuine wine, unique in its kind.
Discover the original taste of Italian Vin Santo.
Vin Santo acquires different properties depending on the area of production and the grapes chosen for its production. The one proposed by DANTE, starting from a local Trebbiano, single-varietal and unblended vinification vine, is the Vin Santo of the true Tuscan tradition. A wine that stands out for its amber colour, with hints of almonds, honey and a slight spiciness. On the palate, Vin Santo is fresh and moderately sweet. As many know, it is a wine to be enjoyed with shortcrust pastry, dried pasta or with almonds, like the typical Tuscan cantucci. Not everyone knows that Vin Santo is perfect with meals, such as sheep’s cheeses.
Good and healthy Vin Santo.
Unblended vinification, without the addition of yeasts, DANTE Vin Santo is as good to the palate as it is natural and genuine. The very low percentage of sulphites and the artisanal production techniques make it a very high-quality wine, with excellent organoleptic characteristics and devoid of adulteration.
Savour the sweet and natural taste of the Tuscan countryside.