SANTORINI ASSYRTIKO

16.50

Type: White, dry
Category: Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Santorini
Variety: Assyrtiko
Producer: Santo Wines Winery
Winery: Santorini Winery
Region: Santorini

Tasting Note

This wine is a classic benchmark of the variety and its homeland. A vibrant aromatic cocktail of sea-breeze freshness and citrus fruits with honeyed undertones. Bone-dry, brightly acidic with a textural mineral smokiness and a food-begging finish.

Winemaking

Vine parcels at Pyrgos Village and Imerovigli at an altitude up to 450meters above sea level.
Age of vines: 20-60 years
Planting density: 2,000-2,300 plants per hectare
Yield per hectare: 3,000 Kg
Harvest: handpicked between 13-17 August

Classic white vinification. Destemming, skin contact for 6 hours. Gentle pneumatic press. Fermentation temperature at 16-17 degrees  C. Conservation in stainless steel tanks. Stabilization, filtering and bottling.

Awards and scores

2016 Vintage

THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL WINE AND SPIRITS COMPETITION 2017 – GOLD MEDAL

2015 Vintage

TEXSOM IWA 2017 -SILVER MEDAL

DECANTER 2016 – SILVER MEDAL

INTERNATIONAL WINE AND SPIRITS COMPETITION 2016 – SILVER MEDAL

ROBERT PARKER’s WINE ADVOCATE (July 2016) – 91 points

WINE ENTHUSIAST – 90 pts

WINE AND SPIRITS (August 2016) – 88 points & Best Buy

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