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.

Primary Flavors

  • Apricots
  • Cherry Syrup
  • Roasted Pepper
  • Caramel
  • Bergamot

Taste Profile

Very-sweet

Full Body

Medium Tannins

Medium Acidity

11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    55–60°F / 12-15°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Dessert

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

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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About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly