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Liastos

Greek name for a sweet wine produced from dried grapes in the manner of a straw wine. The name is derived from the Greek sun god Helios (Helios = sun). The grapes are slowly dried in the sun before being pressed on straw mats, which gives them an extremely high content of sugar and extracts. However, the designation may only be used for sweet wines that have not been pressed. Examples are versions of Samos and Vinsanto from the island of Santorini.

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