Avignonesi, 'Occhio di Pernice', Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC, 2005

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Avignonesi, 'Occhio di Pernice', Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC, 2005

Regular price £67.00
‘…this wine surprises, delights, and lingers until the very last drop.’
  • 100% Sangiovese
  • Vin Santo di Montepulciano
  • 100 ml
  • 12.5%
  • Free delivery in Ireland/NI on all orders over €150
  • Secure payments
  • Low stock - 2 items left
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This is very, very good vin santo. Its rich, lacquered intensity reveals concentrated aromas of fruitcake, cinnamon and preserved citrus, with flavours to match of lemon, toffee and fresh baking. It's a real joy and positively demands you take your time to savour it slowly.

Virginie Saverys, owner of the winery, contributes the following notes to each boxed pair of bottles:

‘Dark, dense and lush, Avignonesi's Occhio di Pernice Vin Santo di Montepulciano is a unique sweet wine, known worldwide for its "nectar of the gods" characteristics. The Sangiovese grapes used to make this dessert wine are dried for several months on reed mats in the appassitoio (drying room). Subsequently moved into the caratelli, they age for over a decade with the madre, a century-old yeast, to which Occhio di Pernice owes much of its particular character.

Secretive and seductive, Occhio di Pernice offers an explosion of aromas and flavours that change in character and intensity depending on the foods with which they are paired.

Thanks to the long ageing period during which the Occhio di Pernice goes through a natural oxidization process, this wine's qualities remain intact for a very long time even after the bottle has been opened. Just make sure it is tightly corked and stored in the refrigerator.

Serve it at 16°C / 60°F in large cognac glasses. Slowly tip the wine up the sides of the glass to appreciate its full aromatic expression and dense texture.’

Grapes drying on reed mats at Avignonesi

Supplier's websiteAvignonesi
AppellationVin Santo di Montepulciano
Grape variety100% Sangiovese
Bottle size100 ml

Orders of €150+: free delivery in Ireland and Northern Ireland

All other orders: €15 flat rate delivery in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Orders are usually dispatched in the first two working days after receipt.

We cannot guarantee delivery on a given day. If the delivery date is important, please let us know, and we'll put one of our 'Not to Be Opened Before' stickers on the box and aim for delivery a day or two early.

Your orders are delivered by courier to ensure fast and reliable delivery of each carefully packaged consignment. Because nobody likes breakages, we use very strong and secure packaging specially designed to protect wine bottles. 

Recycled cardboard packaging for wine bottlesPulpsafe boxes are recycled, recyclable and very strong

Personalised champagne orders are dispatched to anticipate your requested deadline (see above), or otherwise as soon as possible. Please allow at least one extra working day for these orders to be prepared.

Eircodes please

The ideal delivery address has someone available to sign for parcels during office hours, so a work address may be a better choice than a home address. An Eircode eliminates any doubt about the delivery location, and you can find or check Eircodes here.

Phone numbers please

Our couriers do their best to deliver and often have amazing local knowledge, but in the event of difficulties a reliable telephone number for the recipient makes all the difference and is a required piece of information. A mobile number is usually best.

Track your order

When we dispatch your order, we send on a tracking code so that you can follow your order in transit on the courier's website.

Delivery outside Ireland

If you need delivery to Northern Ireland, our €15 standard rate applies, with orders of €150 and more travelling free—for the time being.

We do not generally send wine overseas because of the complicated bureaucratic requirements and very high cost. If you would nonetheless like more information about deliveries outside the island of Ireland, please ask.


Faulty bottles

Wine is a natural product: its variety is what makes it so interesting!

Sometimes, though, a faulty bottle turns up. It's rare, but it does happen.

We want you to enjoy the wines you buy from us, and we'd like you to enjoy doing business with us too.

If you are unlucky enough to receive a bad bottle, please let us know immediately by calling the office on 021 431 6000 and we'll arrange a replacement or issue a credit in compensation.

Broken or Damaged Deliveries

Despite our best efforts to wrap and pack securely, damage in transit occurs from time to time.

If there's a breakage, our couriers will normally return the whole fragrant mess to us straight away.

If, however, the damage isn't apparent until you open the box, we'd still prefer to have the whole parcel collected. We'll send you a replacement as soon as possible.

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