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Type: Dry White Wine
Classification: Wine with Protected Denomination of Origin «Santorini».
Varietal Composition: Assyrtiko 100%
Vinification techniques: Typical white wine vinification techniques. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature.
Palate: Straw blonde colour, with light shades of green and a subtle nose of citrus fruit. Excellent structure with a depth of flavor and an acidity which brings the flavors to the fore and adds freshness, with a lasting aftertaste. Has the characteristic mineral taste -typical of the variety and the soil of Santorini- at its very best.
Ageing potential: Over 6 years.
Serving Suggestions: Fish and white meat with light sauces. Served at 10 - 11° C.
Age of vines: Over 50 years.
93 Points - "The 2019 Santorini Assyrtiko, the flagship 100% Assyrtiko, is unoaked, dry (1.5 grams of residual sugar, 6.4 of total acidity and a pH of 3.08) and comes in at 14% alcohol. It was bottled in November 2019, sourced from vines over 70 years in age, all non-grafted. Solid in the mid-palate but without the very ripe nuances that some bigger wines on Santorini can acquire, this has fine structure to support the fruit and a great finish. The clean, dry and serious finish is lovely. It seems elegant and a bit understated, perfectly crafted and balanced—in other words, pretty typical. As is also typical, it always shows better the next day. This wine just has too much going on to show well in its youth on first pour. It looks splendid and able to develop over some years. It should improve, not just hold. I tend to think this will eventually overtake the 2018 Kavalieros this issue (a late release), but that is certainly more evolved and showing better today." - Mark Squires (Wine Advocate, Jun 2020)