Castello di Bossi Vin San Laurentino Vin Santo 2004, Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

This classic Italian dessert wine is named after San Laurentino, the patron saint of the church located in the village of Bossi. It is made from grapes that are dried for 5 months to achieve optimal concentration of flavors and sugars, followed by a slow fermentation and lengthy maturation in traditional caratelli casks. Tasting notes: Amber in color, this wine has expressive aromas of dried stone fruits, toasted almonds, figs, pine nuts, and orange blossoms. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied with a creamy texture but finishes with enough acidity that the considerable sweeetness never seems cloying. 50% Sangiovese, 25% Trebbiano, and 25% Malvasia Bianca. Aged for 6 months in new 150L Caratelli French oak casks.