In the Cycladic islands, the production of sweet wines from sun-dried grapes endures as the traditional winemaking technique passes from one generation to another. As early as the 16th century, documents describe the profitable trade between Santorini and Russia, based on the quality and fame of Vinsanto wines and their rare ability to last and improve over the years. Vinsanto production is excruciatingly long and inevitably costly, but after many years, when the barrels are opened it appears – sweet, complex, abundantly flavored and excellent – a truly rare wine, worthy of all the effort. Vinsanto is produced by 80% Assyrtiko, 10% Aidani, 10% Athiri. The wine has a copper-amber colour and on the nose strong and complex aromas of chocolate, honey, roasted coffee grains, dried fruits and dried nuts. On the palate the wine is full bodied, buttery, well structured & balanced, with sweetness and acidity in harmony, it has a fine and long finish.