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Dievole Vin Santo del Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $43   From: $32   To: $127

Price History for Dievole Vin Santo del Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy
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Grape Variety

Malvasia and Trebbiano are two of Italy's most widely used grape names. They are names rather than varieties, as neither refers to just one single grape variety. Trebbiano (France's Ugni Blanc) has multiple sub-varieties, and its name is also used for Trebbiano di Soave and Trebbiano di Lugana, which are not Trebbiano at all, but synonyms of Verdicchio. When it comes to Malvasia, things get even more confusing, as the name is used for both red and white wine grapes.

White Malvasia and Trebbiano are found all over Italy, particularly in the center and north. Together, their most famous incarnation is Vin Santo, the amber-colored sweet passito wine made in ...more

  • Vin Santo del Chianti Classico is a sweet wine produced in the Tuscany's Chianti Classico zone in Tuscany, central Italy. It is predominantly produced from Malvasia Bianca and Trebbiano Toscano grapes, and occasionally Grechetto Bianco. The wine's production process is similar to that of standard Vin Santo del Chianti, but the classico wines are subject to more stringent yield restrictions.

    For more information on vin santo wines and how they are produced, see ...more

  • Vin Santo del Chianti is the DOC title for amber-hued vin santo dessert wines produced in the hills of Tuscany's famous Chianti wine zone. The wines were granted DOC status in 1997, when the seven viticultural sottozone (sub-zones) were also named and delimited. These correspond perfectly to the sub-zone...more

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