2004 Badia di Morrona Vin Santo

SKU #1038127

The Badia di Morrona is located in the Pisan hills (Colline Pisane) between Pisa and Florence and is one of the four badie or monasteries founded by the count of Fucecchio. The monastery dates back to the 11th century when it was run by Benedictine monks. It is a large estate dedicated both to farming and viticulture. The estate represents the perfect marriage between tradition and modern technology in the production of its wines and olive oil. In fact the current owners have recently completed building a new winery. Not only Chianti DOCG vines are grown but also Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Though the estate is relatively large, all grapes are harvested by hand. Golden yellow in color with amber reflections, the bouquet of this dessert wine offers apricot and almond notes. The mouth feel is dense, sweet with good persistency and harmony between sweetness and acidity.

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Italy

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Tuscany