Oct 17, 2014

The reputation of Vinsanto

In great travelers’ old manuscripts, we can find quotes like this "... no dessert wine compares to vino santo from Santorini, white or red. It is produced from a grape called black crispy (Mavrotragano, a grape variety of Santorini), which lies under the sun for 15 days, drying on the roofs of houses, before being placed on the wine press. After a year, is an excellent liqueur, which exceeds even the Muscat of Samos."
Other travelersmanuscripts addressing to the readers of Paris compared the wine of Santorini with Marsala from Sicily and Lacrima Christi from the Vesuvius, wines which were in fashion at that time.