This Vin Santo from Italy’s northern Trentino region is made with the little-known Nosiola grape and offers outstanding complexity and intensity of aromas. Almond skin, apricot, dried fruit, caramel, butterscotch and honey come forward layer after layer. This is a distinctive wine with round, opulent nuances and excellent length.
This is a very personalized, very different Merlot that shows beautiful elegance and grace thanks to cool-climate growing conditions and clay soils. The wine opens with a dark, full color and offers pristine aromas of cherry, pomegranate, leather and savory shades of spice.
A rich, spicy wine, full of intense fruit, produced by Mario Pojer and Fiorentino Sandri. They conjure ripeness and balance from the Traminer, giving it power but also food-friendly subtlety.
Made from the native Nosiola grape, which are dried on mats for several months before crushing, this golden wine is nicely balanced and not overly sweet. Apricot, candied oranges and nuts are honeyed and rich, lightly sugary, yet balanced by crisp acids. Try with cheese or lightly sweetened biscotti.
The pick of the litter is this offering from the indigenous Lagrein grape, which is sometimes compared to Syrah. Floral notes add elegance to lush blackberry and blueberry fruit, finishing long and spicy, with a touch of vanilla.
A brilliant amber vin santo from the northern Trentino region with 10 years of age (six in oak) that flaunts toasted biscuits, rich nutty notes and chestnut honey. Nosiola grapes are dried on mats, or settimana santa, from which the wine gets its name.
This beautiful blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc opens with a dark color and velvety aromas of red fruit and spice, plus savory layers of leather and dried tobacco at the back. Those mountain vineyards also render a lasting sensation of freshness and elegance.
With bold aromas of exotic fruit, almond and vanilla, this is a smooth and deliciously creamy wine that delivers a subtle touch of rich oak spice on the finish. The crisp acidity keeps the palate refreshed.