In Tuscany, cantucci di Pratominiature, anise-flavored almond biscottiare traditionally served at the end of a meal with a glass of Tuscan dessert wine, vin santo, for dipping. "But, being English, Trudie and Sting often eat them with tea," Chef Joe Sponzo says. Il Palagio's vin santo (which is Italian for "holy wine") is made with Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes from the estate's own organic vineyards, which are dried in rafters before their sweet juice is pressed and fermented.
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