Opera. Lifestyle. The Extraordinary.
A magical place famed for the birth of opera, fast cars and a passion for all things extraordinary. Where land meets the sea, passion turns to poetry, transcends into rhapsody and beautiful hand picked grapes transform into wine. Villa Puccini was inspired by this long history rich with opera, culture, elegance, prestige and most of all a passion for wine.
Villa Puccini Santo Vino recalls a vinification process practiced for centuries by the Contadini of Tuscany. Malvasia and Trebbiano grapes are carefully selected from both the Tuscan coastal zone and the area of Chianti Classico. The harvest takes place in November, when the grapes are very mature and partially dried.
Fermentation takes place in Slovenian Oak Casks and lasts for about 20 days. Each day a small quantity of sun-dried grapes is added to the fermenting must, causing the wine to become more fragrant and almost creamy in texture. A small amount of brandy made from the concentrated must of Malvasia and Trebbiano is then added. After the fermentation, the Santo Vino is placed into 100 liter caratelli (small oak barrels), where it will evolve and mature. These casks are placed under the roofs of the winery for a “weathering” period of no less than 18 months. Enjoy Villa Puccini Santa Vino with Biscotti and other desserts. It is a very social wine meant to be a celebration with friends.
The Tuscan Trebbiano is the most prolific successor to the Roman Trebulan. Its crisp, fresh character makes it a perfect blending grape. In France, where it is known as Ugni Blanc, or St. Emilion, it produces Cognac. Other types of Trebbianos in Italy include the Trebbiano D’Abruzzo and the Trebbiano di Lugana. The Malvasia made its way from the port of Monemvasia in Greece to Italy through Venice during the Crusades.
Today there are many clones throughout the Balkans and Eastern Europe. It is most famous as a blending grape for Frascati, and as the great Sicilian dessert wine, Malvasia delle Lipari. There is a dark-skinned Malvasia Nera which is used in red wines of Puglia. The tendency toward oxidation and aromatic aspects makes white Malvasia ideal for Santo Vino.
A brilliant topaz to antique gold, orange color. An intense, nutty fragrance. A harmonious concentrated creamy taste with nuances of caramel and a memorable finish.
70% Malvasia, 30% Trebbiano
Ideal with Biscotti or by itself. Try it as an aperitif with or before appetizers.
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