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Castello di Bossi Vin Santo Laurentino 2003

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Castello di Bossi Vin Santo Laurentino 375ml Half bottle 2003    
Sku: 1874934*

Tasting notes
The Amber gold Vin San Laurentino is often referredto as the sweet wine of the Goddess Venus the Roman Aphrodite of Love. The grapes are dried for 5 months, and the wine is aged for another eight years in 100l small barrels. Possessing a richness second to none it delivers creamy-textured density, superb depth and richness with remarkable complexity, yet maintains perfect balance. Toffee, caramel, burnt sugar, sweet spices, dried fruits, roasted nuts and mint are just some of the aromas and flavors that emerge from this seductive gem of a wine.

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The winemaking revolution which in the last few years has taken place in Chianti Classico and in Tuscan winemaking in general could hardly have left untouched as well a historic winery estate such as Castello di Bossi. Develop to the fullest extent possible the potential represented by this estate and embrace modern technology, while respecting at the same time the character of the Chianti heartland: these were the tasks we set ourselves to bring our wine house into the highest ranks of international wine. The programme took decades to come to full fruition, with the Bacci family carefully selecting the most talented staff for that purpose and setting uncompromising quality as its single most important goal. Today the Castello di Bossi covers 650 hectares , on which 124 are under vine. By utilising only the most enlightened viticultural practices, we harvest, vintage after vintage, prize fruit that represents to the fullest extent the qualities of terroir and of their individual grape varieties. Those 124 hectares planted to Sangiovese, the main variety of Chianti Classico and of Tuscany in general; and to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, which were planted at Bossi some forty years ago, probably among the first in Chianti Classico. Their roots go deep into soils that are predominantly tuffs, yellow clays, silt-sand, and crushed rock, at an altitude of about 350 meters . These conditions, plus a unique microclimate and optimal exposition to the sun, yield grapes that are perfectly ripe, healthy, and of great character. The grapes ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks fitted with the most advanced processing systems. The wine then matures and rests in the barrel cellar, with over 1,000 light-toast French oak barrels. The state-of-the-art bottling line is temperature-controlled as well, and feeds directly into the bottle-storage facility. It, too, is fully insulated and fully cold- and heat-regulatable. Absolutely fundamental for keeping our standards of quality high is our ambitious programme of replanting, carried out on a cyclic basis and due for completion in 3-4 years. Castello di Bossi wines are distributed through a network of business partners. Their work is of critical importance to us, for they ensure the most suitable placement of our wines in restaurants and wine bars throughout the world.

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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Toscano
Grape Varietal: Malvasia,Sangiovese
Type: Still wine, Dessert
 
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