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Vin Santo is a deep, enchanting sweet wine, produced by appassimento method, allowing the grapes to hang dry before fermentation to increase sugar and alcohol content. Wine Spectator described the taste of this “holy wine” as “An elegant dessert wine with moderately high acidity, its vivid honey and brown sugar aromas turn to nut and caramel in the mouth.”
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is the first Italian DOC. This place, -also referred to as “The King of All Wines”-was known to be the favorite of some of the most influential Popes, Kings, and Presidents of Italy. Montepulciano in Tuscany holds some of the world’s greatest hidden treasures. One of them is Fattoria Della Talosa.
Talosa’s story started over 50 years ago when Angelo Jacorossi acquired this beautiful historical estate, (and when I say beautiful, I really mean be-a-u-ti-ful.) The Jacorossi family started pushing very strongly to produce extremely high-quality wines, so much so that this estate became a watershed in the quality of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Today, this award-winning winery is being managed by the 3rd generation of the Jacorossi family.
This property comprises more than 80 acres of vineyards, established in one of the loveliest Crus in Montepulciano called Pietrose. This outstanding place is located at a 350–400-meter altitude, with the vineyards facing southwest. The vines thrive in medium-textured soils of Pliocene origin, with Tuff and clayey sands. These perfect terroir conditions, combined with the expert hands of winemakers Christian and Luigi, result in alluring, unique, and powerful wines.
The estate is ridiculously beautiful, a place that seems to be the set of a medieval time movie. Talosa’s historical cellar dates back to the 16th century. Visiting this place is like stepping back in time. The cellar is built in an underground area between Tarugi Palace and the Sinatti Palace, two of the oldest buildings in the city.
Tasting Notes: Trebbiano, Malvasia and Grechetto. Extremely limited wine. This charming wine shows walnut and raisin aromas alongside toffee and compote notes. Hints of cinnamon and coffee evolve in the glass. This is a unique wine to drink with contemplation. Pair this wine with almond biscotti.