Vin Santo


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Vin Santo or “holy wine” is a rare dessert wine found mostly in Tuscany. The grapes are first dried on straw mats to concentrate the sugars and can take as long as 4 years to ferment.

Primary Flavors

  • Perfume
  • Dried Fig
  • Raisin
  • Almond
  • Toffee

Taste Profile

Very-sweet

Full Body

None Tannins

High Acidity

13.5–15% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    55–60°F / 12-15°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Dessert

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    5–10 Years

Food Pairing

Biscotti is the traditional pairing, as the nutty and caramelised notes are echoed in the wine.

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