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Vin Santo di Montepulciano

Siena, Toscana

Vin Santo di Montepulciano, declared a DOC on 21 October 1996, is a wine grown in the same area of Italia's Siena province as Vin Nobile di Montepulciano. This wine is made from at least 70% Malvasia Bianca, Grechetto Bianco (locally called Pulcinculo) and Trebbiano Toscano. The rest need only be white varietals. The grapes must be withered until at least December 1st of the year they are picked, or January 15th to be labeled Riserva. The wine requires 17% alcohol and 3 years of aging, or 5 to be labeled Riserva.

For the Occhio di Pernice variety a minimum 50% Sangiovese, locally called Prugnolo Gentile, is required. The grapes must be withered until at least February 28th and 18% alcohol plus 8 years of aging are required.

This page last modified: 18 January 2008 by TheWineRater.