An unexpected hail storm swept through our Somerset Vineyard
just before the Sangiovese grapes were to be harvested, fracturing
the berries on the west side of the vines. Although not ripe
enough to make a bold, tannic Sangiovese, the grapes were
perfect for a lighter-colored, port-styled wine.
Not all dessert wines are intensely sweet. An excellent example
of this is our dessert Sangiovese. The wine was aged in oak
barrels for more than 2 years, and this slow aging process
helped marry the flavors together, producing a spectacular
wine. This dessert wine is only slightly sweet. It offers
complex aromas of raspberry and cherry with a slight spicy
vanilla and oak finish.
This dessert wine is 100% Sangiovese and is not fortified.
Hungarian oak barrels
16.5% Alc, pH 3.47, TA 6.61 g/l
2.7% Residual Sugar