Isole e Olena Vin Santo 2009
Isole e Olena's sweet dessert-style wine from dried Malvasia and Trebbiano grapes is a reference point for Italian Vin Santo. The late harvest grapes are carefully selected and dried for between 3-5 months before being pressed. The resulting juice is vinified in small barrels where it then ages for 5 years. It is rich and honeyed, with flavors and aromas of confit of orange, dried figs, caramel and hazelnuts. While it is delicious alone and with myriad desserts, it is classically paired with almond biscotti.