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San Felice Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2006

San Felice Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 375ml Half bottle 2006    
Sku: 1567273*

Agricola San Felice is steeped in local lore and history. Named after a local early Christian Saint from the 18th century, the property was bought by the Grisaldi Del Taja family who produced wine at the property for several centuries and were founding members of the Chianti Classico consortium. In 1968 the estate passed into the hands of the late Enzo Morganti. Before assuming control over the estate in 1968, Enzo Morganti established a reputation as a Tuscan wine pioneer having spent two decades researching and experimenting with Sangiovese clones at Tenuta di Lilliano. At San Felice, he restructured and transformed this venerable estate, concentrating on high quality winemaking, systematic scientific research and thoughtful vineyard purchases, which included the Campogiovanni vineyard in Montalcino in 1984. Today the property includes a 1,853 acre resort, 445 acres of vineyards and a 44 acre parcel dedicated to experimental viticulture and genetic improvement of Sangiovese, The San Felice vineyards are situated in the gently rolling hills of the Castelnuovo Berardenga area of Chianti Classico, where the vines are planted in two different soil types: calcareous clay and a combination of sand and lime. The terroir of Campogiovanni, including its sandy, mineral-rich argillous soil, allows Sangiovese vines to grow slowly and steadily, therefore producing unusually complete and balanced grapes. In addition to indigenous varietals like Toscana’s classic Sangiovese, San Felice has plantings of international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Like Enzo, winemaker Leonardo Bellacini is a Sangiovesist and carries on the legacy of tradition and research and experimentation.

Tasting notes
Concentrated and moderately sweet, with aromas of honey that finish on a note of toasted almond.

Technical notes
(75% Trebbiano Toscano /Malvasia del Chianti 25%). Il Vignone vineyard is planted on medium-textured calcareous marl, schist and gravelly soil. After harvest the grape clusters are dried on straw mats called paglie. After pressing in December or January, the must ferments for five years in small French oak barrels, followed by 12 months in the bottle.

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Regional Varietals:
Canaiolo
Malvasia
Sangiovese
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Vin Santo del Chianti Classico
Grape Varietal: Trebbiano
Type: Still wine, Dessert
 
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