Badia di Morrona Vin Santo - $39.00
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Curing the plague since 1348, this "holy wine" is crafted from selected late harvest bunches left to whither on straw mats for 2 months. After painstakingly meticulous selection they are then gently pressed, sealed in oak to ferment for 4 or 5 years. A gorgeous amber, this dessert lovely is medium sweet with hints of tangerine peel and toasted nuts and toffee nuts.
Appellation: Vin Santo – Bianco Pisano di San Torpe’ DOCG
Type: White, sweet Varietal Blend: 50% Trebbiano, 15% Malvasia Bianca, 15% Colombana
Vineyard Notes: Production Area: Grassi Vineyard: 650 feet above sea level. Eastern exposure Planting System: Spur pruned, Cordon trained Soil: A soil rich in sand and organic material with medium calcareous content.
Harvest: Mid September Winemaking Notes: Vinification: The grapes are hung to dry from the rafters of a well ventilated loft until January. Once dried, the grapes are pressed and the juice is left to ferment slowly in new oak barrels for aging.
Aging: Three to five years in caratelli (Tuscan small 30 gallon oak barrels)
Tasting Notes: Color: Golden yellow color with amber reflections
Bouquet: Apricot and almond flavors
Taste: Dense, sweet with good persistence and a good harmony between sweetness and acidity.
Serving Suggestions: As a dessert wine