Wine Avignonesi, Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC "Occhio di Pernice", 1998, 375 ml
Reviews of purchase Avignonesi, Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC "Occhio di Pernice", 1998, 375 ml
Wine of deep amber color.
"Occhio di Pernice", in 1998 with a rich, complex flavor, excellent balance and a long elegant finish.
Bouquet of the wine is full smoky tones of raisins, dried figs and candied fruit.
Wine is recommended primarily as a digestif, served with desserts and fruits.
Dessert wine Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC "Occhio di Pernice" (Italian for "Vin Santo" means "holy wine" and "Occhio di Pernice" - "partridge eye") is made from the dried grapes Prugnolo Gentile - one of the varieties Sangiovese grown in the vineyards of the estate of the old "Le Capezzine" at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level. After manual harvesting the grapes are left dried in the open air for 6 months. During this time, excessive moisture evaporates from the berries and sugar concentration increased. The wine is aged in small oak barrels "caratelli" volume of 50 liters for 10 years, and then another 6 months specified in the bottles.
History of Wine House Avignonesi began in the second half of the XVI century, when the architect's drawings Jacopo Barozzi was built a beautiful palace Palazzo Avignonesi in Montepulciano. In his cellar wine barrels "Vino Nobile", belonging to the family of Avignonesi. "Quality is created by people: it is improved thanks to the experience, dream and dedication," - these words is the philosophy of Wine House Avignonesi having over their shoulders centuries of experience and embody his dream in life - the production of high quality wines, praising their region.
Several centuries later, in 1974, the company has experienced considerable change - control winery passed three brothers Fulvia by which Avignonesi become a strong player in the Italian wine market, and has become one of the largest landowners in the region with more than 250 hectares of lands, of which 225 ha were placed under the vineyards.
The main activity of the company is focused on the production of Avignonesi powerful red wines "Vino Nobile", which brought fame to the wine house. Avignonesi also produces a small amount of sweet wine "Vin Santo" - one of the best in its class. Apart from the traditional to the region of Montalcino wines, the company produces wine Supertuscan: "Desiderio" grape varieties Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, "50 & 50" from Sangiovese and Merlot, as well as white wine "Il Marzocco" of Chardonnay. The company also produces excellent Avignonesi grappa and olive oil "Extra Vergin", for which the crop harvested in their own olive groves.