Grape blend: Sangiovese, Trebbiano Toscano
Aged: 48 months in Caratelli barrels
Alcohol content: 15.5% vol
Acidity: 8.07 g/l
Residual sugars: 127 g/l
The Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice is a nectar that – thanks to the drying out of its grapes and long ageing in small Caratelli barrels – concentrates the fragrances and aromas of the most typical Tuscan grape varieties – Trebbiano and Sangiovese. The latter adds a touch of freshness to this sweet wine, as well as a hint of “dryness” in the mouth, due to the presence of tannins. 2014 was the most challenging year in recent decades; the great amount of rainfall around harvest time caused quite a few difficulties, which were tackled by picking the grapes early and letting them dry out at length... a risk that was worth taking, because the wine has turned out to be creamy, well-balanced and aromatic. It seduces not just the palate, but all your senses.
Tasting – Colour: it shines with shades of amber and “warm” metals such as copper, brass and bronze. The concentration of sugars makes it so dense that in the glass it seems almost “oily”. The nose: an infinite bouquet of aromas from the dried grapes and the period of ageing; complex, from prunes to dried apricots, from dates and dried figs to vanilla, walnut and hazelnut. In the mouth: velvety and silky, it reveals itself with sweetness and fills the palate so much that it almost seems chewy. The extremely long persistence leaves you with a smile.