Easter is now close and the period is perfect to travel around Tuscany and taste the Vin Santo: emblem of Tuscan hospitality and ancient ritual of the feast.
Some famous Vin Santo wineries
La regola - Riparbella http://www.laregola.com/
Beconcini – San Miniato http://www.pietrobeconcini.com/
San Michele a Torri - Scandicci http://www.fattoriasanmichele.it/
San Gervasio – Palaia http://www.sangervasio.com/
Sorelle Palazzi – Morrona http://www.sorellepalazzi.it/
Marini – Pistoia http://www.marinifarm.it/
Rocca di Monte Grossi - Gaiole in Chianti http://www.roccadimontegrossi.it/
San Giusto a Rentennano – Gaiole http://www.fattoriasangiusto.it/
Isola e Olena - Siena
Vin Santo is a product that has its roots and origins are lost in the mists of time, has always been made with techniques passed down orally from father to son as a precious heritage. It 'an ancient amber-colored wine, more or less, and for its particular organoleptic characteristics are consumed in combination with the sweet dessert when features (known throughout the world with the combination of almond biscuits) and may well be accompanied to the blue cheese crostini blacks or liver, when present in dried form. Occupies an important place in Tuscan and prestige since the Middle Ages
A bit 'of history.
Dont't forget to pair Vin Santo with an artisanal Easter cake, the "Colomba", better if the classic one with almonds on top.
Enjoy it and best wishes!