Type: White, dry
Category: Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Santorini
Variety: 100% Assyrtiko
Collection: PDO Cinque Selection
This wine is a classic benchmark of the variety and its homeland. A vibrant aromatic cocktail of sea-breeze
freshness and citrus fruits, peach with honeyed undertones. Bone-dry, brightly acidic with a textural mineral
smokiness and a food-begging finish. Classic white vinification. Destemming, skin contact for 6 hours at low
temperature 5-6°C. Gentle pneumatic press. Fermentation temperature at 16-17°C. Conservation in stainless
steel tanks. Stabilization, filtering, and bottling
Assyrtiko-Santorini wines are rare and distinctive. These wines are born from the indigenous Assyrtiko grape, cultivated in some of the world’s oldest vineyards, dating back 3.500 years, on the volcanic island of Santorini, where nothing is ordinary! Assyrtiko-Santorini world class still dry whites can be drunk young or aged, as they are precious, truly ageworthy wines; the ideal complement to haute cuisine, fish, seafood and, surprisingly, even meat dishes. These terroir driven wines of distinct character are structured on exciting minerality and savorous density. They both reflect the unique volcanic and anhydrous soil of Santorini, which is an internationally acclaimed “pedigree”.
Every year the Association of Friends of The American Farm School of Thessaloniki in Athens, they are raising money for a full scholarship of a student.
Their main source is an American bbq that the last two years, due to covid 19, was cancelled.
In this point its our contribution, since Nikitas, Cinque’s Oenologist and Sommelier, has graduated from the AFS. He chose 4 wines, under a special label, and from the sales we will give to the scholarship.