Assyrtiko

Indigenous to the island of Santorini, this is a bone dry white wine with very mineral and crisp pronounced acidity. The volcanic soil provides protection against disease (phylloxera had no chance surviving) The abundant sun and warm temperatures are responsible for the grape’s maturity and naturally high alcohol. In the evenings though, temperatures drop drastically, thus relaxing the grapes and contributing to the varietals piercing acidity. Here lies the unusual fact for a wine from the warm (even hot) Mediterranean region: A grape that retains high alcohol as well as elevated acidity at the same time. When young, the lemon, citrus profile along its pronounced mineral notes compare it to a Chardonnay (Chablis style). As it ages (5 plus years), it turns towards a dry Riesling with complex bees wax (petrol) notes
Santorini Estate 2019
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Santorini Estate 2019

Estate Argyros

This 100% Assyrtiko comes from very old vines (100+ years old), while 20% of it is aged in French oak, and the rest in stainless steel tanks. Wow, ...

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Assyrtiko Estate 2020 - Karamolegos
$48.00

Assyrtiko Estate 2020 - Karamolegos

Karamolegos Winery

All Assyrtiko from select vineyards in Santorini. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, while maturation is done on its lees for 5 mon...

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$48.00