375mL - 500mL
When can you travel to Tuscany and not fall prey to the hospitality, friendship and courtesy that comes from being offered a small glass of Vin Santo? Vin Santo is a wine with ancient roots, one of fine, savoury, richness that respects its cardinal principles: loft-drying of the best malvasia bianca and trebbiano clusters, then pressing of the must and transfer to barriques, fermentation and subsequent ageing for five years. The result is a sensational nectar, worthy to entrust to the future.
Winemaking: From mid- September, exceptional clusters of malvasia (50%) and trebbiano toscano (50%) grapes were tied together and hung in special well-ventilated, open drying-lofts over a period of 60 days. Here they lost 70% of their weight, thus concentrating the components. The whole clusters were then crushed and lightly pressed. The sweet nectar then went into used Allier oak barriques where it underwent the traditional fermentation in stages until the levels of alcohol and residual sugars brought an end to the fermentation. At one stage, the Vin Santo was racked off the gross lees and returned to barrels to undergo 5 more years of oak ageing. The Vinsanto was finally bottled in May 2013.
Description: This is a beautiful, vinous, rich effort, that has certainly created a benchmark for Tuscan Vin Santo. It holds all the quintessential elements of fresh apricot, almond & honeyed qualities combined with a steely backbone of acidity that provides lift on the complex and well-crafted finish.
Alc/Vol: 15.50% alc.
Residual Sugar: 81.2 g/L
Ageing Capacity: This nectar will last for years and years
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