Tuscan Vinsanto makes a great end of meal dessert wine, offering complex notes of apricot, peach jam and nutty flavors such as walnuts. This can be typical of the Malvasia grape which is used to make this wine.
So, what is so special about a Tuscan Vinsanto?
The fermentation then continues in chestnut or oak barrels, sometimes for over 16 years! It’s no wonder the flavors of this wine are as rich as they are. You may be wondering how can a glass of Vinsanto satisfy your sweet cravings at the end of a meal? Try it. The persistent aromas will continue to linger on your palate long after you finish what’s left in your glass.
And if you absolutely must have something to munch on for dessert, the Tuscans have a wonderful traditional biscuit to accompany this local wine – they are called cantucci. These twice-baked biscuits are simple and made from almonds, flour, sugar, egg and butter. There are variations made with pistachio or chocolate. Often referred to as biscotti in international bakers, the words cantucci e vinsanto have become a household name at any Tuscan table.
Another great pairing for Tuscan Vinsanto are hard, aged cheeses such as Pecorino or a spicy Gorgonzola.
A dessert cheese board can be a great way to finish a meal.