One of the best Italian Vin Santo. Isole e Olena Vin Santo is aged 5 years in barrels. Limited allocation for this stunning wine. An opulent dessert wine. Smooth, rich and subtle, sweet without being cloying. An elegant wine offering delicious almond, hazelnut and tea aromas and flavors that grow and persist on the finish.
The production system has not changed in all these years: made with nearly 100% Verduzzo grapes which are placed on mats to dry for 120/130 days in an air conditioned room. It is virtually in this gradual and slow process that we find the real secret of this wine. Fermentation and maturation take always place in new barriques. Unfiltered. It has a very full mouth but is never too sweet: a great balance among sweetness, saltiness and minerality with a long, persistent and fascinating aftertaste.