San Felice Belcaro Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2011 375ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
San Felice Belcaro Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2011 375ml
SKU: 06168

San Felice Belcaro Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2011


375ml
$32.99

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Category Dessert Wine
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Region Italy, Tuscany, Vin Santo del Chianti Classico
Brand San Felice
Alcohol/vol 13%

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 – the founding members of the Chianti Classico consortium. The family produced wine for several centuries until 1968 when the estate passed to Enzo Morganti. Prior to assuming control, Enzo Morganti 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. 

Situated in the municipality of Castelnuovo Berardenga, near Siena, right in the heart of Chianti Classico territory, San Felice has over 140 hectares of specialized vineyards, about 17,000 olive trees, the Vitiarium, the cellar and the village with its prestigious hotel complex, making it a unique blend of production, science, tourism and Italian culture. San Felice Vin Santo is a traditional dessert wine of the region. The clusters are hand-picked in early October then hanged under the cellar’s roof to dry until December. They are then gently pressed and the must ferments and matures very slowly in small oak barrels for five years in small, 225-liter French oak barrels, followed by a further 12 months in the bottle. Serve chilled on its own or with Biscotti or Cantucci.

Look for a lovely amber hue, followed by aromas of toasted almond, honey, and subtle spice. Crisp acidity on the palate, with a perfectly calibrated level of sweetness. Ideal with sweets and petits fours, particularly those containing almonds, but also with sheep cheese and aged Gorgonzola.

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