Boutari Vinsanto 12 Years Old-Santorini 50cl


This is an age restricted product for persons aged 18 and over.

Colour: White
Style: Naturally sweet, from sundried grapes
Wine region: Santorini
Grape: 80% Assyrtiko, 20% Aidani
Vintage: 2002
Alcohol percentage: 12.3 % vol
Closure: Cork
Unit quantity: 500ml

Wine Maker’s Notes

All the fruit for Vinsanto Boutari 12 comes from the volcanic and sandy soils of Santorini island. The vines are 50-60 years old and are cane pruned trained in a woven basket called “Kouloura”.

All grapes were selected from specific vineyards and hand-picked relatively late during harvest. The grapes were then traditionally layed out in the sun for 15 days in order to achieve the required amount of sugar level and pH. The grapes were then pressed to obtain a highly viscous juice full of flavor that was fermented using a specific strain of yeast with tolerance to high alcohol at low temperatures. Alcoholic fermentation stops naturally and then ageing in oak barrels begins for the next 12 years until it was bottled. The barrels were continually monitored and topped up to avoid any oxidation problems.

Α naturally sweet dessert wine from sun-dried grapes that has a beautiful amber color with a dark brown hue. Intoxicating aromas of thyme honey, dried raisins, and fig as well as coffee beans. A velvet and rich mouthfeel with a warm and long aftertaste. Served as an aperitif or dessert wine, ideal with soft and hard smoked cheeses, fresh fruit, vanilla ice cream, crème brule, or a fine cigar. Serve chilled at 7-10°C.