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Cantucci & Vin Santo Box

$41.00 incl GST

300g pack + 375ml bottle

Available from late November.

 

Some people believe the “original” recipe of the modern Cantucci was conceived in the charming city of Prato. What we know for sure it that they are the product of ancient Tuscan traditions. Like it often happens in the Italian peninsula, where the most famous dishes come from the kitchen of the poor villagers, every recipe handed down from generation to generation has its own little variation: a personal touch, a secret ingredient, a pinch of something special grandma added.

Talking about Vin Santo (literally, Holy Wine), this sweet ambrosia has an equally long story behind its sweet notes. According to an ancient legend, during the year when the Black Death invaded Italy (in 1348) a Dominican friar distributed a beverage to the victims of the terrible plague, a wine, precisely, telling them it was a miraculous drink, a holy liquid. Maybe, however, the name of this mystical wine comes for the season when the grapes were traditionally collected and the wine bottled, November, which is the month of the Saints. Whatever the truth is, the Vin Santo is velvety like a liqueur, inebriating, with a lingering nutty aroma. At the end of the meal, dipping Cantucci, which are crunchy and rich in nutty notes – thanks to the almonds, in a glass of classic Vin Santo it’s a celebration of a perfect contrast that creates a unique, unmistakable harmony.

This wine is great also with Italian cheese and salty recipes, which is surprisingly another element that brings Vin Santo and Cantucci together.

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In an area rich in ancient customs and incomparable beauty, history is preserved and jealously handed down as a heritage of values and teachings that remain intact over time. These in Siena live with strength in a secular memory and a quality recognized and appreciated in the world. Panforte, ricciarelli, cantucci, cavallucci and many other precious “Italian” specialties by Sinatti pastry shops, together with the new creations that have become part of this splendid “taste gallery” and are ready to cheer up many unforgettable moments, are the result of a scrupulously and carefully repeated production cycle, which is constantly renewed, combining creativity and custom for an exclusive refinement and an unmistakable goodness.
For Sinatti confectioners, producing, according to traditional recipes, the typical Sienese sweets, combining experience and professionalism with the most tested and natural processing techniques, is a skillful art that can ensure, at our tables, the primacy of taste and the brand of authenticity.

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