Vinsanto is a wine with ancient roots indeed in Tuscany, and Pomino has been producing it since the 19th century. Made from Trebbiano, Malvasia toscana and the local variety to the traditional Tuscan Vin Santo, the San Colombano, Pomino Vinsanto merits enjoyment all by itself as a "vino da meditazione", but enjoy it as well with mixed nuts and dried fruits.
VINTAGE REPORTThe spring months brought temperate conditions, with little rain and no heat stress; this in turn contributed substantially to sound, healthy fruit. At the end of May there was a sudden drop in temperatures; although it did no damage, the vine growth process was slowed and fruit set affected negatively. The result was looser clusters, with fewer grapes, but the clusters were healthier. July brought high temperatures, but August turned cool, with moderate rainfall, temperature phenomena that ensure, in both red and white grape varieties, excellent concentrations of aromatic compounds, both intense and complex. Light rains during the summer provided the vines with enough moisture to undergo veraison (change of colour) without problem. Sunny, crisp, dry days in September and October were crucial in developing in the grapes all of the qualities necessary for the production of wines of unsurpassed quality and fine structure.
GRAPE VARIETIES Trebbiano, Malvasia Toscana and San Colombano
TASTING NOTES A rich, deep amber announces this Vinsanto, impressive as well for its luminosity. The nose releases an ultra-complex aromatic mosaic composed of raisin, honey, and dried fruits such as fig and prune, complemented by spicy notes of vanilla and roasted espresso bean. It is velvet smooth in the mouth, sapid, and well balanced. The palate offers further aromatic complexity as it adds toasty impressions of almond, hazelnut, and dried fruit, along with a judicious acidity that beautifully balances the wine's sweetness. A very lengthy, elegant finish leaves the mouth remarkably dry and clean.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS As an aperitif with foie gras, pastries and dried nuts (hazelnuts, almonds).