Deep yellow in colour with hints of amber, on the nose this wine presents aromas of prunes, dried fruit, caramel and chocolate, as well as subtle notes of white tea leaves, cinnamon and vanilla. On the palate this full bodied wine has a thick texture and a long lasting taste where the acidity perfectly balances out the intense sweetness.

Technical sheet

Grapes Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia 
Ageing 10 years in "caratelli" (50-liter oak casks), in contact with the "madre" (a century-old natural yeast)
Refinement in the bottle minimun 12 months
Alcohol 12,5%
Serving temperature Serve slightly chilled. This wine can be stored in the fridge for up to a year after it was opened, without altering its unique qualities.
Tech sheets

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I Poggetti:  Malvasia, Trebbiano toscano

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For those who take the time to appreciate this dark, secretive sweet wine, infinite sensory experiences abound. Thanks to a ten-year ageing period, during which time the Vin Santo goes through a natural oxidization process, the wine’s qualities remain intact for up to a year after the bottle has been opened, if tightly corked and stored in the refrigerator. Serve cool in wide cognac crystal glasses. Slowly tip the wine up the sides of the glass to appreciate its full aromatic expression and dense texture. 

Accolades

96/100
A bevy of white flowers, toffee, Armagnac, mint, pine and mocha aromas flow from the Avignonesi’s 1999 Vin Santo, a wine I would say is the richest Vin Santo made, were it not for the estate’s Occhio di Pernice! Smooth, silky and totally caressing on the palate, the Avignonesi Vin Santo is a wine everyone should taste at least once, if nothing else to understand the boundaries of what Vin Santo can be. 
VINOUS, Antonio Galloni

97/100
Thick and intense, this mouthcoating dessert wine shows a whiff of acetone, settling into flavors of raisin, toffee, molasses and candy-coated almond, gliding to the long finish. Despite the unctuous texture, this is never heavy or cloying. Smoky. 
Wine Spectator

94/100 points
The 1999 Vin Santo di Montepulciano is an absolutely delicious treat that is as precious as a fine piece of jewelry. In the best Vin Santo spirit, the bouquet opens to intense aromas of candied almond, orange zest, caramel, chestnut honey, resin, tar and perfumed shellac. You feel the alcohol, but the mouthfeel is so dense and rich that the heat is well integrated into the enormous fibrous richness of this delicious creation. – Monica Larner
Wine Advocate

I Vini d’Italia 2014
Vino dell’eccellenza Le Guide de l’espresso

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