• Avignonesi Vin Santo di Montepulciano 2001 98

    Avignonesi Vin Santo di Montepulciano 2001

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    98pts Wine Advocate

    Robert Parker, Jr's 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."  Jan 2017

    Winery:  "This caramel colored Vin Santo 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.  

    Crafted from only the best Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes from our vineyards and dried for several months on reed mats
    in the appassitoio, the Vin Santo ages for a decade and owes much of its special character to the madre, a century-old yeast,
    which is carefully protected by Avignonesi."

    Bottle
    375ml                                           
    Varietal Malvasia and Trebbiano
    Alcohol 
    12.5%
    Aging 10 years in caratelli - small 50-liter oak casks                                                 
    Region Montepulsiano, Italy