Vin Santo, Podere Gualandi
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Organic

Vin Santo, Podere Gualandi - 2013

Item # 38345 500mL
$44.96/ Single Bottle
$539.52 $485.57/ Case of 12
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

Vin Santo is Tuscany's most famous dessert wine. Classically paired with biscotti however we like to throw a twist and savor it alongside a great plate of aged cheeses.


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Staff Pick Notes

As we get on in years we tend to avoid dessert wines the way we avoid Cadbury eggs. The rich flavors and hedonistic sweetness that once allured our younger selves is now, “Too rich for my blood.” Sadly this default position drives us away from great dessert wines with balance. This Vin Santo is generous without laying it on thick. There’s an array of cooked stone fruits, beeswax, honeyed oranges, and preserved tangerines. There’s no denying the sweetness but with acid to match, this wine has lift to make it refreshing rather than cloying.

- SD

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Tuscany

When you think of Tuscan wine, think of Sangiovese, the grape that is common to most great Tuscan reds (Vernaccia is the only white wine made here). Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most complex expressions of Sangiovese, has the best aging potential. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows the softer side of the grape, containing up to 20% of other varieties. Young Chianti often smells of fresh...

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