VIN SANTO DI MONTEPULCIANO DOC and VIN SANTO DI MONTEPULCIANO DOC RISERVA are sweet white wines from the Tuscan township (comune) of Montepulciano. They are made from 70-100% Trebbiano Toscano and/or Malvasia Bianca or Grechetto Bianco plus upto 30% other non-aromatic white grapes authorised in Tuscany. The DOC dates from 16th November 1996, and was revised on 10th November 2010.

PRODUCTION AREA / Same as for Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG.

VINE DENSITY / A minimum of 3,300 vines per hectare (1,336 vines per acre) for plantings post 1996.

YIELDS / 10 tonnes per hectare is the maximum yield for both Vin Santo di Montepulciano and Vin Santo di Montepulciano Riserva. An additional 20% yield bonus can be applied in ‘favourable years’.

AGEING / The wines must be aged in wooden casks no bigger than 300-litres for Vin Santo and 125-litres for Riserva. The ageing period is three years for Vin Santo di Montepulciano and five years for Vin Santo di Montepulciano Riserva.

BOTTLING / The wines must be bottled in the Province of Siena.

ANALYSIS / The minimum alcohol level for any Vin Santo from Montepulciano is 12%. The minimum potential alcohol is 17% of which at least 2% must be potential alcohol (unfermented sugars) for normale or a for Riserva a minimum potential alcohol of 20% of which at least 3.5% must be potential alcohol (unfermented sugars). The minimum dry extract is 20g/l for normale and 22g/l for riserva. Minimum total acidity of 4.5g/l for both normale and riserva. Maximum level of volatile acidity of 40mg/l for both normale and riserva.

WINERIES

CERTIFIED BIODYNAMIC / Avignonesi. /

CERTIFIED ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC PRACTICES /

CERTIFIED ORGANIC / Croce de Febo. / Godiolo. / Massimo Romeo. / Tenuta Valdipiatta. /

NO CERTIFICATION / Bindella. / Casale Daviddi. / Dei. / Fanetti. / Fattoria del Cerro. / Gattavecchi. / La Ciarliana. / Le Bèrne. / Montemercurio. / Nottola. / Palazzo Vecchio. / Poliziano. / Tiberini. / TreRose. / Vecchia Cantina di Montepulciano. / Villa S Anna. /