Vinsanto

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Confusingly, not Italy's Vin Santo, Vinsanto is a Greek sweet wine made in a passito style (sun-dried grapes) and known mostly from Santorini where it's made with Assyrtiko.

Dessert

Primary Flavors

  • Dried Apricot

  • Cherry Syrup

  • Roasted Pepper

  • Caramel

  • Bergamot

Taste Profile

  • Body: Full
  • Sweetness: Very-Sweet
  • Tannin: Medium
  • Acidity: Medium
  • Alcohol: 11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Cellar (55–60°F)
  • Glass TypeDessert
  • Decant No
  • Ageability10+ years
  • Avg Price $32.00

Food Pairing

Similar to the Italian Vin Santo, Greek vinsanto would fare well against traditional nutty Greek desserts, such as baklava or a kataïfi tart.

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