Isole E Olena Vin Santo / 2008 / 375mL

$ 79.20 In a mixed 12
$ 89.10 In a mixed 6
$ 99.00 Single
Category: Wine
Sub-Category: White Wine


Product Overview

Isole e Olena Vin Santo is considered by almost every producer in Tuscany to be the best example.

Paolo harvests early, making sure the acidity (key to a wines longevity) is high to support the 5+ years aging in the caratelli before release.

The grapes are dried for 3-5 months before pressing after which the must is racked into ‘caratelli' (small barrels of varying composition) where it ferments and ages for five years before bottling.

The wine remains on the ‘madre' or starter culture for the entire ageing/fermenting period, during which time it is neither racked nor filtered. At the end of the ageing period, the resulting wine comprises only 12-15% of the initial yield.

Tasting Notes

It has a hints of Nutty notes with barnyard, honey, roasted notes and cinnamon. Very raisiny with lovely almond and caramel midpalate. The brown butter and sugarcane finish was a pleasure. Very viscous in the mouth. This is something you have to sip slowly, but very delicious and complex.