The Marchesi Gondi - Tenuta Bossi, conquest, an extraordinary recognition, the news comes by the Italian Association Sommelier.
In fact, the Vin Santo del Chianti Rufina Riserva DOC CARDINAL DE RETZ 2003, received the highest recognition from VITAE, the first edition of the Guide OF Italian Wines published directly by the Italian Association Sommelier.
The award ceremony, will take place in Milan on November 3rd, during the presentation of the Guide.
Followed by a tasting, open to the public, of all the award-winning wines from 14.00 to 21.00, at Magna Pars Event Space - Via Tortona, 15 - Milano.
The vin Santo Cardinal de Retz, tells not only the story of the Gondi family, but also the Tuscan and European one. In fact, even today, the Vin Santo of the Bossi Estate is done as tradition wants: 100% Trebbiano, the grapes drying in the attic for 3 months, then after Christmas soft pressing, fermentation and aging in oak barrels of 50/100 liters.
Since a long time the Gondi produce Vin Santo, so much that the writer and French politician Michel Eyquem de Montaigne in one of his most important writings "Du Voyage de Michel de Montainge en Italie", remembers how in the summer of 1580 he was welcomed in Palazzo Gondi , after witnessing a party in Signoria Square. The writer was so enthusiastic both for the hospitality of the Gondi family that the wines produced on their farms. For this reason a Gondi resident in Lyon sent him the "trés bon vins, comme du Trebisan" that was a wine of Trebbiano. This wine is due to today's Vin Santo.
The Cardinal de Retz, you will recognize from the view, from the nose and from the taste.
View: Amber intense, with tawny hues; Nose: Big olfactory intensity with considerable complexity and breadth of perfumes. The soft notes of walnut, dried fig, caramel, candied fruit, white fruit dehydrated (apricot), date palm, chestnut honey close with a spicy sweet and a slightly ethereal; Taste: sweet, soft and round with elegance and strength. Interesting taste balance on a structure that is completely managed by an elegant hint of alcohol find a freshness support. The finish is long with repetition of all those notes, perceived on the nose.