Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc
The symbol on
the label of the chalice and the serpent was taken
from a 16th century painting in the church bordering
the Montebello estate. Rutilio Manetti, a famous
Tuscan artist, commemorated a story of two saints exchanging gifts; a tray of fruit
from Saint Nicola Di Bari and a chalice of wine with a serpent from Saint Giovanni
Evangelista. The House of Tolaini has named its wine after the Saints and for the
symbolism of Manetti's painting: the fruit representing the richness of our soil and
the serpent representing the passion of our labors.
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.