Vinous Selvapiana, 2007 Selvapiana Vin Santo di Rufina
"Selvapiana's 2007 Vin Santo del Chianti Rufina is soft, voluptuous and racy in the glass, with lovely immediacy and impeccable overall balance. Dried flowers, sage and candied orange peel add nuance in a plush Vin Santo with a fair amount of residual sugar and overall intensity, but no excess weight." –Sept 2015
A genuine 'meditation' wine made from typical Tuscan grapes such as Trebbiano, Malvasia, and Sangiovese that have been left to dry for 4-5 months. When the right degree of concentration has been achieved, the grapes are pressed, producing a maximum 20% yield of must, which is left for about 5 years in small sessile oak barrels called caratelli.