Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2005 Vinsanto del Chianti Classico is a pretty, mid-weight version of Tuscany?s famous dessert wine. Plums, prunes, and spice cake are some of the nuances that emerge from this easygoing, accessible Vin Santo. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2013. (Aug 2009)
The white Vinsanto is produced primarily from Trebbiano grapes with a small addition of Malvasia.
The wine undergoes lengthy aging in the traditional wooden caratelli, casks with capacities ranging between 50 and 200 liters, during which time it acquires its typical characteristics: amber color, intense distinctive aromas, velvety richness on the palate, and a pleasant well-balanced sweetness.
Tuscans traditionally enjoy Vinsanto with cantuccini, dry almond biscuits, at the end of the meal.