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Vin Santo, the name meaning literally “Saint Wine,” is a sweet wine produced all over Italy, but the most prestige goes to those made in Tuscany. This a style that dates back to the Middle Ages and there are several theories on the origin of its name. It could have originally been produced to celebrate All Saints Day, or that it was traditionally bottled the week of Easter. It might have been a misheard declaration by a Greek Orthodox priest who said it tastes as though sent direct from the god Xanthos. It might just be a nod to the fact that it has a long association with the church and has often been used for mass. Within the area of Tuscany, it has many other titles specific to its grapes and process: Vin Santo del Chianti (including Classico, Colli Fiorentini and Rufina), Montalcino (including Sant’Antimo), Carmignano, San Gimignano, Montepulciano and Bianco Dell’Empolese. 

The wine is most often a blend of the white grapes Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia and sometimes Read more »

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  • Malvasia Bianca

  • Trebbiano

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  • Sangiovese

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  • Muscat

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  • Ugni Blanc

    Because so many Italian varieties are known as Trebbiano, its history is unclear. It may be named after the river Tre...

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

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  • Hello BEAWINEBOSS Welcome to the club :-)The only "sweet" red wines I ... Banyluls, Maury, Tawny Port, Vin Santo RossoI'm sure there are more, I haven't delved into red sweet wines as of yet. If you know of anymore pass along your knowledge. Cheers Cora : Read More

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  • Welcome to PES! Tell us what German wines you enjoy.Try these Passito di Pantelleria , Vin Santo or a Muscato di Asti.   Read More

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  • I drink more (fino) sherry as an aperitif than any other type. Have no problem ... ... Sweet sherry, marsala, vin santo, Canadian icewine, Banyuls, etc. all fall into the 'other' category for me at dessert. And I usually have dessert wines as standalone dessert (well maybe with some cheese and nuts), since I find they almost always clash with... Read More

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  • Galioffo Vin Santo del Chianti DOCG 2009


    Tried this recently while on a walking food tour in Florence, Italy, and dipped cantucci biscotti into the wine. Our tour guide told us this is a popular dessert among locals. Delicious! Read More

    Wine review by RobynLF

  • As it happens I have three bottles of Vidal icewine in my apartment's wine ... ... No Madeira or Marsala or Vin Santo or others for awhile. These bottles are part of a six-cases-of-wine and three-cases-of-sake allotment I received in kind for help with a wine auction.The eiswein I've bought and consumed in the past has been German, not from th... Read More

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  • Galioffo Vin Santo del Chianti DOCG 2009


    butterscotch and a creaminess of texture! Read More

    Wine review by FPFM

  • Yeah - asparagus is really hard. You kind of want a white that has some herbal ... ... some sherries, Madeira, vin santo, etc., would be good companions. One of the world's best chocolatiers actually did a tasting a few years ago with Wine Spectator and they came to the same conclusion.As far as sparkling wines go - that's an interesting dire... Read More

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  • I'm going to go against what the previous two have recommended for the main ... ... and maybe some Italian Vin Santo or Marsala. Non-vintage ports and sherries will be your best bet budget-wise (although personally I'd go with a digestif like brandy, and a coffee), so here I'll go along with Greg. Read More

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  • Went to a new restaurant in our hometown, Montclair, NJ, where almost every ... bottle of a 1999 Avignonesi vin santo.  He told us that it was a leftover given to him from a wine wine tasting the prior evening.  WOW.  It was the most syrupy vin santo I'd ever had, oozing raisins and plums in a truly wonderful way.  What a present.  Here's a gu... Read More

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  • Then there're also marsala and vin santo and... Read More

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