“Wine is bottled poetry.” Robert Louis Stevenson
Desert wine may be the most poetic type of wine made (though Champagne might argue with that) A good desert wine has more layers and length than any other type of wine. With an abundance of fruit accompanied by a library of aromas and flavors from almond to zabaglione: wound together seamlessly in a rich smooth texture balanced by just the right amount of acid and earth, it is poetry.
Tenuta di Trecciano, Vin Santo 2005 is produced in Tuscany from vineyards in Chianti, made from estate Malvasia and Trebbiano grapes in the traditional method. The grapes are spread on straw mats and left to dry for at least 60 days in a special room that regulates the process preserving the grapes freshness as they dry. The pressed juice is fermented in small barrels, and then aged in oak for about 3 years.
This labor and age intensive process created a beautiful amber colored wine. Fragrant aromas of apricot, sun dried white raisins, soft caramel and orange zest lead to flavors of almond, dried white stone fruit, custard and wild honey. Balanced acidy creates a clean lingering finish that dissipates pleasantly best described poetically.
Simple elegant, and classic, an almond biscotti dipped in, Vin Santo adds a layer of texture and flavor that works seamlessly. A local traditional Italian Pasticceria, Giorgio in Hoboken hand makes some of the best biscotti I have ever had.
Happy Valentine’s Day,
The Wine Guys