Strongly thickened product (also grape must concentrate, grape syrup) made from grape must. Traditionally, this is produced in southern countries by boiling down. Already in ancient times, similar drinks such as caroenum and defrutum were produced in this way and flavoured with additives. Today's examples are Arrope or Sancocho (Spain), Pekmes (syrup Turkey), and Petimezi (sweetener Greece). Today, they are used mainly in southern countries to refine dishes such as sauces, soups or desserts, as well as, for example, in the Spanish Malaga and the Italian Marsala. Today, simple grape must is boiled down under high heat and almost caramelised. This results in a strong concentration of aroma and sugar.
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