Type:  White, Dry
Category: Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Santorini
Varieties: 100% Assyrtiko
Producer: Santo Wines
Region: Santorini, Cyclades, Southern Aegean

Santorini Grande Reserve

Where does it come from?

Classic white vinification. In the middle of the alcoholic fermentation, the juice is transferred to oak barrels where it remains until its completion. Battonage every 2 days for about a month and a half. Aging in barrel for 6 months, stabilization, filtering, bottling. Then 12 months in a medium-burning French oak barrel, and 12 months in the bottle.

An exceptional example of barrel-aged Assyrtiko. Deep lemon color with golden highlights. Intense on the nose with hints of vanilla, followed by citrus aromas. Dry in the mouth with crisp acidity and mineral notes. The barrel balances harmoniously with the fruity – mainly citrus – flavors. Intense aftertaste.

The variety...

Assyrtiko-Santorini (pronounced A seer’ tee ko) wines are rare and distinctive. Dating back 3500 years, on the volcanic island of Santorini, these wines were born from the indigenous Assyrtiko grape, where it was cultivated in some of the world’s oldest vineyards, Assyrtiko-Santorini. Classified as dry whites, can be drunk young or aged, as they are precious, truly age worthy wines; the ideal complement to haute cuisine, fish, seafood and, surprisingly, even meat dishes.

Discover the unique character of the grape by choosing one of Cinque’s wine tastings or enjoy it by the glass at wine bars in Athens.

The winery...

The Union of Santorini Cooperatives – Santo Wines was founded in its initial form in 1911, as “Santorini Vine & Wine Protection Fund”. Today, it consists of the largest organization of the island representing all the cultivators and counting 1.200 active members. Santo Wines is committed to safeguarding the local traditional cultivations, producing highest quality Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Santorini wines and food products as well as promoting sustainable agriculture development. The traditional cultivations of the farmers-members of our cooperative, guarantee the authenticity and the premium quality of Santo products.

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