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Designation exclusively used on the Greek island of Santorini for a sweet wine made from dried grapes classified as OPAP (appellation of origin of superior quality). The name originated under Venetian rule and means "wine from Santorini". Although a Vinsanto bears a certain resemblance to a Vin Santo from Tuscany in Italy, it is a distinctive product, especially because of its higher acid content. The Vinsanto was probably the model for the Vin Santo, which is called "holy wine" (the Italians, however, claim the exact opposite). In former times, Vinsanto was the mass wine of the Russian Orthodox Church and an important export article.

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