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Vin Santo del Chianti

Vin Santo del Chianti D.O.C. Occhio di Pernice


A timeless classic, a Tuscan icon.


Grape variety: Sangiovese, Malvasia bianca, Trebbiano, Canaiolo.
Soil: sandy (75-80%) with clay (5-10%) and fossils, light colour, medium depth and dry.
Vine density: 5,000 plants per hectare
Training system: spurred cordon trained 80 cm from ground.
Yield per hectare: 40 quintals


Wine making method

The grapes are hand-harvested in small crates, then left to dry and desiccate in an old barn, exposed to the prevailing winds for more than 3 months. They subsequently undergo a soft pressing with a vertical press. The precious, dense must that is obtained is put into kegs, where a starter culture of yeast known as the “madre” begins a slow fermentation process lasting at least 4 years. When natural stability has been reached, Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice is bottled without clarification or filtration to preserve its natural qualities intact.
Bottles produced: 1,600 per year.


Tasting notes

Amber coloured with copper and garnet highlights. Very intense aromas of prunes and dried apricots, with walnut husk and chocolate notes. Well-balanced and very spicy in the mouth, with agreeable citrus notes and a very persistent finish.



The ideal accompaniment for biscuits, especially traditional Tuscan cantuccini. Excellent with fine chocolate, and surprisingly good with medium-ripe blue cheeses.

Usiglian del Vescovo - Societa' agricola

Usiglian del Vescovo - Uomini e Aziende in onda su RTV 38

Societa' Agricola Usiglian del Vescovo S.r.l
Location Usigliano
56036 Palaia (PI)
Tel. +39 0587468000
P.Iva: 01875750505

Reception hours:
9 - 18 from Monday to Friday

On reservation Saturday and Sunday

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