The land of Santorini is anhydrous, since it rains rarely. The 3,500 year tradition in vine cultivation and the art of wine making is maintained nowadays by SantoWines which cultivates approximately 4000 acres of vineyards that represent about the 1/3 of Santorini surface. Cliff vineyards in Santorini are spreading out on different ground levels, forming the distinctive “pezoules” which were made by the producers so that it is easier for them to cultivate and to maximize the effectiveness of rainwater.
Shiny and yellowish, make a unique statement with its varietal character, which embraces white flowers, citrus fruits aromas and intense minerality. Vivid, with full, well balanced body and distinctive long after taste.
It is the perfect company for Greek and European Cuisine based on fish and sea food.
Awards And Accolades
CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN
Gold & Special Price
92pts Evan Saviolidis Santo Wines Santorini Assyrtiko Grand Reserve 2012, Santorini ($30)
I have the highest respect for this co-op which represents close to 1000 growers as it always turns out bang for the buck wines. But now they have taken it to the next level with the introduction of this beauty, which blew me away! From 100 year old vines and aged in partial new oak, it features a golden colour and a huge bouquet of toast, peach, bay leaf, honey, golden apple, spice, resin and white flowers. The same flows over onto the taste buds where Assyrtiko’s telltale crystalline/saline acidity carries the long finale. A wild ride in the best possible sense!
Grand GOLD Challange du Vin