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Valdisanti is an elegant, full-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc with spicy complexity imparted by its time in French oak. Patient cellaring is rewarded as it permits Valdisanti to mature further in bottle allowing tannins to mellow, thus enriching its complexity. Youthful, rich dark fruit, berry and cassis aromas meld with notable French oak spice. On the palate, Valdisanti is full-bodied with deep but reserved fruit flavors framed by rich oak. The excellent balance of fruit intensity with fine tannins indicates a cellar worthy wine.
The chalice and serpent image on the label is taken from a painting in the 16th century church in the Valley, bordering the San Giovanni vineyard. The work by famous Tuscan artist Rutilio Manetti commemorates a story of two saints, Duesanti, who exchanged gifts: a tray of fruit from St. Nicola di Bari and a chalice of wine with a serpent from St. Giovanni Evangelista. Valdisanti celebrates the Valley, the Saints, and the rich symbolism of Manetti's painting, where the fruit represents the promise of the soil, and the wine and the serpent represents the passion of our labors.
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