The Da Vinci label is the premium range of wines from Cantine Leonardo whose 150 members have vineyards located on the hilly areas around Vinci, Cerreto Guidi and the surrounding communes close to Empoli, half way between Florence and Pisa in the Arno valley. The low altitude of the vineyards and the Pliocenic origin of the soil that is rich in fossils enhance the robust character of the wine, while the proximity of the sea ensures good perfume and balance.
Only Trebbiano is used to make this wine. The grapes were hand picked into small trays abefore the bunches of grapes were dried on straw mats in well-ventilated drying rooms, until the February following the vintage. The dried grapes were pressed and vinified in the traditional manner. The resulting must was racked into small oak barrels (caratelli), where it remained for four years, fermenting slowly, because of the high sugar levels. The caratelli are kept in the Vin Santo loft which is subject to extremes of temperature during winter and summer.
Amber in colour, with a darker core, this wine is perfumed and intense, with aromas of almonds and dried figs. The palate is rich and luscious with a velvety, almond finish.