Vin Santo di Montepulciano “Occhio di Pernice” 2005, Avignonesi


375 ml – 12,5 % – Sangiovese

Vin Santo is a sweet wine deeply rooted in the Tuscan tradition. The first references date back to the Renaissance, which is also the time when the Avignonesi family entered the scene for the first time. To this day the Vin Santo and Occhio di Pernice are produced with the mother yeast which has been handed down for generations and gives that ethereal flavor. This sweet wine is the result of an exceptionally long aging process during which more than half of this precious liquid evaporates. It has been calculated that with the same amount of grapes used to produce one of our 375ml bottles, twenty-four 750ml bottles of wine can be produced.


Dense and mysterious, the Occhio di Pernice reveals a complex and enveloping bouquet with aromas of dried plums dates, propolis, gingerbread, malaga and tobacco. In the mouth it is sweet and spicy and the olfactory notes return, expanding with those of dried apricots and smoked hazelnut with small nuances of Christmas spices. A wine that surprises with every sip for its concentration and depth. The aftertaste persistence is incredibly long. A true custom-built.

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“Transparent, Ethical, Eco-Tech, Elegant.” Cardinal words in the Avignonesi dictionary.
Named after the original founders of the estate, the Avignonesi family, the winery has undergone an exciting journey since it was first established. Acquired by Virginie Saverys in 2009, Avignonesi has grown in size and at the same time has become a leader in biodynamic viticulture in Italy. The Avignonesi wines enhance the richness and elegance of the Montepulciano heritage. Sangiovese wines have been produced for centuries here, and the fascination that lies around this appellation is elevated by the ”back to basics, no un-natural intervention” approach that biodynamic viticulture entails.