Region: Tuscany, Bianco Pisano di San Torpe
Color: Deep Golden Amber
Aroma: Honeycomb, caramel and raw nuts
Tasting Notes: Sherry like, dried apricot and chestnut blossom, with balanced and fruity oxidation levels.
Food Pairings: Traditionally served with “Cantuccini”, the classic Tuscan style hard biscotti.
Grape Variety: Malvasia, Trebbiano and San Colombano
Alcohol Level: 16%
Vinification: Vinsanto is made from late harvested grapes that have been dried in bunches for 14-16 days inside a traditional “vinsantaia” as opposed to artificial heat drying like some larger producers. They are then crushed and fermented and aged for a minimum of 30 months in oak barrels.
Notes/Facts: Some storys mention the wine getting its name because the vinification traditionally started on All Saints Day. A legend in Siena mentions a friar in 1348 curing the sick with the wine normally used by the monks to celebrate Mass.