Fattoria dei Barbi, Vin Santo DOC (37.5cl)

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Fattoria dei Barbi, Vin Santo DOC (37.5cl)

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Tasting Note

A distinctive sweet wine made by drying the grapes on straw mats before pressing to concentrate the sugars and flavour. Lots of dried fruits- raisin and prune- as well as a twist of orange peel. Rich and nutty on the palate, with a long and nicely balanced finish. Sip and savour after a meal or try with sweet biscuits or ice-cream.

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  • Sweet Wine

  • Fattoria dei Barbi

  • Italy

  • Tuscany

  • Malvasia Fina

  • Trebbiano

  • 2011

  • Can be drunk now but will keep very well

  • 37.5cl

  • Cork

  • 13.5


The grapes are collected in mid September and then set to dry on special reed mats locally called “graticci”. Between late December and early January the juice in the grapes is reduced to a very sugary syrup that reaches 18-19° bé (parameter that indicates the proportion between sugar and water level); at this stage the grapes are softly pressed and the concentrated liquid must is sealed together with the “madre” (literally “mother”: natural yeasts produced through decades and always kept alive) in big oak kegs ( 1 or 2 hl ) for at least three years. Afterwards the wine is separated from the “madre” and aged for 2/3 years in smaller oak-kegs (0.65 hl), before being bottled.

Food Recommendation

14°-15° with 'cantucci' (dry Tuscan almond biscuits); at 10°- 12° with appetizers and starters (aged and ripe cheeses) and on its own as a meditation wine. To be served in glasses with ample bowl and narrow top.


  • Trebbiano, Malvasia and Sangiovese grapes picked in mid-September are dried on mats until the New Year, pressed, then fermented in natural yeasts to make this intense, aromatic, nectar whose natural sweetness and acidity will last forever.

    • Decanter June 2011
    • Steven Spurrier

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Our free in-store collection service is available on via our website, or can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only. Please be aware handling time can be up to 48 hours (business hours) from point of ordering. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 30 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.

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