A natutrally sweet white wine, from the sun dried grapes of Assyrtiko and Aidani, natives varieties to Santorini
CLIMATE: Dry with limited rainfall during winter and spring.Moderate temperatures during winter. Warm to moderate temperatures during summer, usually without periods of extreme heat due to cooling northern winds. Strong winds throughout the year.
SOIL: Volcanic, with a mixture of ash and pumice stone.
CULTIVATION : Vineyards are non-irrigated using the traditional Santorini methods of pruning the vines into basket shapes (kouloura) to protect them from the wind and sun. The vineyards are at an altitude of 50 meters.
GRAPE YIELDS: 3000 kilos per hectare
VINIFICATION TECHNIQUE: Vinsanto is produced exclusively in Santorini. The grapes are sun-dried for 10 - 14 days when their sugars are dehydrated and caramelized. Five kilos of sundried grapes produce a liter of Vinsanto. The wine is aged in oak barrels in the cellar of our winery for atleast 2 years before bottling. The process of aging continues in the bottles for many years to come.
HARVEST: After middle of August
TASTING NOTES: Rich aromas of coffee, caramel, dried fruits and marmalade, raisin and dried nuts. A fine balance between intense sweetness and acidity.
FOOD PAIRING: Best enjoyed before or after a meal accompanied by fruit, dried nuts, cake, chocolate, or poured on ice-cream, or by the glass.