A rich amber coloured wine with an extremely intense and persistent bouquet. Layers of dried fruit, rose petals, tea leaves, exotic spices and vanilla blend together creating a full-bodied, sweet, and thoroughly unique taste.

Technical sheet

Grapes Sangiovese
Ageing 10 years in "caratelli" (50-liter oak casks) in contact with the "madre" (century-old natural yeast)
Refinement in the bottle minimum 1 year
Alcohol 14%
Serving temperature room temperature or slightly cold
Tech sheets

"The 1998 vintage is surprisingly dry on the palate, featuring good acidity to balance the sweetness for a refined, even delicate, sensory drinking experience."

The winemaking tem

Accolades

95/100
Thick and heavy, this coats the palate with dried apricot, fig paste, caramel and molasses flavors. This is impressive for its concentration, but also comes clean on the finish, courtesy of bright acidity. Long, expansive finish. 
Wine Spectator

94/100
The 1998 Vin Santo di Montepulciano bursts from the glass with the essence of espresso, mocha, toffee, burnt sugar, hazelnuts and spices. The 1998 is an especially opulent version of the Vin Santo, even by this house’s standards. The finish lasts an eternity as the sweet, dense fruit flows through to the finish. As always, the Vin Santo shows elements of florality that distinguish it from the decidedly darker, brooding Occhio di Pernice, most of which can be attributed to the use of white grapes. The estate’s Vin Santo is Grechetto, Malvasia and Trebbiano that was first air-dried for six months, then vinified and aged for ten years in small oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.
Robert Parker

95 /100
Stephen Tanzer 

94 /100
Vinous Antonio Galloni            

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