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Santorini Assyrtiko

SANTORINI ASSYRTIKO

APPELLATION: Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Santorini

TYPE: White dry wine

VARIETAL COMPOSITION: Assyrtiko (100%)

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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, peach with honeyed undertones. Bone-dry, brightly acidic with a textural mineral smokiness and a food-begging finish.

 

  • Vine parcels at Pyrgos Village and Imerovigli 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

    Harvest: handpicked grapes starting from 7 August (date for the 2017 vintage)

    Classic white vinification. Destemming, skin contact for 6 hours in low temperature 5-6 °C. Gentle pneumatic press. Fermentation temperature at 16-17 °C. Conservation in stainless steel tanks. Stabilization, filtering and bottling.

  • 2017 Vintage

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    13.3 3.09 5.8 3.4

     

    2016 Vintage

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    13.7 3.05 6.12 3.8

     

    2015 Vintage

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    12.85 3.12 6.22 2.0

     

    2014 Vintage

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    13.0 3.15 6.2 2.48

     

    2013 Vintage

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    13.9 3.13 6.12 2.12
  • 2017 Vintage

    INTERNATIONAL WINE AND SPIRIT COMPETITION 2018 – SILVER 

    DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2018 – SILVER / 92 points

    CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES 2018 – SILVER

    THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL WINE AND SPIRITS COMPETITION 2018 – SILVER

    BERLINER WEIN TROPHY 2018 – GOLD 

    MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting 2018 – SILVER

    ROBERT PARKER’s WINE ADVOCATE (June 2018) – 89 points

     

    2016 Vintage

    TEXSOM IWA 2018 – SILVER

    CERVIM – MONDIAL DES VINS EXTREMES 2017 – GOLD 

    THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL WINE AND SPIRITS COMPETITION 2017 – GOLD 

    DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2017 – SILVER / 92 points

    INTERNATIONAL WINE AND SPIRIT COMPETITION 2017 – SILVER 

    ROBERT PARKER’s WINE ADVOCATE (June 2017) – 90 points

    DECANTER – “Greek Assyrtiko” by Joanna Simon (August 2017) – 91 points

     

    2015 Vintage

    TEXSOM IWA 2017 –SILVER 

    DECANTER 2016 – SILVER 

    INTERNATIONAL WINE AND SPIRITS COMPETITION 2016 – SILVER 

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

    WINE ENTHUSIAST – 90 pts  http://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/santo-wines-2015-assyrtiko-santorini

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

     

    2014 Vintage

    TEXSOM INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARDS 2016 – SILVER 

    TEXSOM INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARDS 2015 – GOLD 

     

    2013 Vintage

    WINE SPECTATOR – April 2015: 91 pts                                

    “Intense golden raisin, tarragon and grapefruit flavors gives this white good cut. Very minerally midpalate with a luscious finish. Exotic and richly spiced. drink now through 2020”. 40,000 cases made. KM

    WINE SPECTATOR – November 2014 / GREEK REVIVAL by Kim Markus: 91 pts

    WINE SPECTATOR DAILY PICKS – 25 October 2014: “An exotic and richly spiced greek white”.

    WINE ADVOCATE – 29 August 2014: 89 pts

    THE SOMM JOURNAL “The Quaff Report: Mineral-driven wines” – August / September 2014: BEST CHOICE

    “Smoky, bright, mouthwatering. The only wine all sommeliers agreed would make their list”.     

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Date: August 17, 2012
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