il Garda Trentino in un bicchiere
Garda Trentino in a glass of wine
April 3, 2020

Vino Santo – Easter is coming!

It’s time to talk about the Vino Santo Trentino. This incredible wine is produced exclusively with selected Nosiola grapes, a native wine variety which found in this area of Trentino its perfect habitat thanks to the proximity of Lake Garda.

Vino Santo owes its particular name to its production process: the Nosiola grapes are left to dry on special wooden racks, called “arele”, up to their crushing period, which is carried out during the Settimana Santa (Holy Week). The wort so obtained is made to ferment for at least three years in oak barrels.

Unique in its kind, the holy wine is characterized by an intense amber color. Its great softness and wise balance of different aromas and flavors make it unique, for this reason it is called “meditation wine”.

It has recently been declared as Slow Food Presidium and it is perfect in combination with dried fruit desserts and cakes such as the typical Trentino zelten or the cake “Torta di Fregolotti”.

Discover more about Vino Santo, its production and selling