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Santo Sparkling Brut Methode Traditionnelle

SANTO SPARKLING BRUT METHODE TRADITIONNELLE

The only Sparkling Assyrtiko wine from a producer from the island of Santorini produced in a limited number of bottles.

TYPE: Sparking brut wine made with the traditional Champagne method

VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 100% Assyrtiko from Santorini 

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Tasting Note

Crystal-clear, with pale yellow-green color. Elegant with high qualiy mousse. The nose is expressive with white-peach notes, honey and hints of honeycomb. Round and balanced on the palate, with refreshing acidity that provides freshness and pleasant character, leading towards a long finish.

  • Vine parcels at Pyrgos Village at an altitude up to 400 meters above sea level.

    Age of vines: 20-60 years

    Planting density: 2,000-2,300 plants per hectare

    Yield per hectare: 3,000 Kg

    For the production of SANTO Sparkling we early picked grapes from Pyrgos village. After cooling them down at 5 °C, the grapes were pressed as quickly as possible and the juice was left to settle down. Primary fermentation took place, resulting in a base wine with a neutral flavor character, high acidity  and just a moderate alcohol by volume, as in the case of champagne. The wine was stabilized and filtered and a proportion of liqueur de tirage was added to encourage the secondary fermentation. The wine was then closed with a crown cap and left to ferment and create the sparkle. The sparkling wine –2015 vintage– was left over a period of 19 months on the lees, in a process known as yeast autolysis.

  • 2015 Vintage 

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    11.6 3.02 6.1 9.2

     

    2014 Vintage 

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    11.6 3.02 5.9 7.3


    2013 Vintage 

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    11.7 2.92 6.6 9.8

     

    2012 Vintage – 1st vintage launched

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    12 2.91
    6.4 6.9

  • 2015 Vintage

    DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2018 – BRONZE / 88 points

    THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL WINE AND SPIRITS COMPETITION 2018 – SILVER

    ROBERT PARKER’s WINE ADVOCATE (June 2018) – 88 points

     

    2014 Vintage

    DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2017 – BRONZE / 88 points

    ROBERT PARKER’s WINE ADVOCATE (June 2017)89 points

    WINE AND SPIRITS (Year’s Best Greek Wines – August 2017) – 90 points

     

    2013 Vintage

    DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2016 – COMMENDED 

     

    2012 Vintage

    DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2015 – COMMENDED 

    The Drinks Business – Top 10 New Products July 2014

    http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/top-10-new-products-in-july/4/

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Date: September 16, 2014
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