The wine has a brilliant amber color, with some golden highlights and some orange nuance. The nose presents some sensation of honey, raisins and caramelized fruit, followed by sweet notes of vanilla and cinnamon. The mouth has a good balance between the sweetness and the good acidity. It has an incredible persistence and intensity.
The best white grapes are collected and left to dry in well-aerated rooms according to the ancient Tuscan tradition until mid-January when the sugar-rich clusters are pressed. The must is left to ferment in characteristic wooden casks, after having been sealed air-tight, for at least 5 years. The Vin Santo produced in this way has a particularly precious taste, perfect for quiet meditation or to accompany dessert. Seasoned cheeses and dry desserts, such as almond cookies or tarts, also go well with Vin Santo. As other dessert wines, it should be served at room temperature (18-20°C) but when chilled (13-14°C) it is an excellent aperitif.