Vin Santo (Holy Wine) is a style of Italian dessert wine made from drying the freshly harvested grapes, often on straw mats or by hanging on racks indoors for about 3 months. They loose about 60% of their original weight and are then gently pressed, fermented and then aged in small oak barrels for a minimum of 3 years.
Although sweet, Vin Santo is lighter than many dessert wines and is traditionally served with Cantuccini biscuits or the wonderful dried fruit and nut Panfortes at the end of a meal. With aromas of apricots and orange blossom, followed by caramel and raisins – a rich palate with a hint of honey on the finish. It is also delicious with Panettone and sweet fruit or pastry desserts. However, don’t be afraid to bring Vin Santo out with the cheeseboard!
Producer: Il Piano, San Gimignano, Tuscany
Grape variety: Trebbiano
250 ml 15.5% abv cork sealed