Barone Ricasoli Castello di Brolio Vin Santo 500ml
96 Points: Wine Advocate
Amber yellow colour with gold reflections. The nose offers intense aromas of orange and apricot jam with hints of honey, chestnut purée, almonds. The palate is reminiscent of toasted almonds, amaretto, nuts and dried figs. Generous white wine with a persistent finish.
The grapes destined for Vin Santo are gathered late in the harvest, at the point at which the sugar content is high enough to sustain the long ageing process that this wine undergoes. The bunches are hung and left to dry partially for several months. The must obtained from light crushing ferments slowly and is then placed in 225-litre half-barriques of oak.