This caramel colored Vin Santo, vintage 2013, is characterized by intense aromas of toffee and dark chocolate, softened by acacia honey and Mediterranean herbs. Notes of freesia, candied orange peel and French pastry develop as the wine opens. On the palate, this sweet wine reveals new and surprising flavors with every sip; fig, almond, lemon, and roasted coffee bean. A perfect balance between the acidity and sweetness compliments a sensual finish. 

Technical sheet

Grapes Malvasia and Trebbiano Toscano
Ageing 10 years in caratelli - small 50-liter oak casks
Refinement in the bottle minimum 12 months
Alcohol 12,5%
Serving temperature 16°C - 60°F
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Crafted from only the best Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes from our vineyards and dried for several months on reed mats in the appassatoio (drying room), the Vin Santo is aged for a decade in caratelli, small 50-liter oak casks, and owes much of its special character to the madre, a century-old yeast, which is owed and carefully protected by Avignonesi. 

Thanks to the ten-year ageing period, during which the Vin Santo  goes through a natural oxidization process, this wine's qualities remain intact for a very long time after the bottle has been opened, if tightly corked and stored in the refrigerator.

Accolades

98 / 100 - Wine Advocate

The 2001 Vin Santo di Montepulciano (375 milliliters) is a divine and superbly delicious sweet blend of Trebbiano, Malvasia and Grechetto. The results are super concentrated and simmered down to a virtual reduction sauce of deliciousness. There are so many aromas to name, but some of the most evident highlights include candied orange peel, almond marzipan, caramel, toasted coffee bean, vanilla stick, mocha, dark honey and fragrant yellow rose. The mouthfeel is creamy, rich and deeply layered. I'm suggesting a slightly shorter drinking window here compared to the Occhio di Pernice. But, the truth is: I have no idea. I'm pretty sure these wines will outlive anyone of legal drinking age.

Monica Larner

fronte 375ml vinsanto

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