Gaia wines, Thalassitis Assyrtiko – 2017 Santorini

Gaia wines, Thalassitis	Assyrtiko – 2017 Santorini

The Thalassatis from Gaia Wines is an unoaked Assyrtiko, with vibrant lemon and orange rinds aromas as well as a decently textured minerality and saltiness. 2017 is showing great intensity and brilliance in the fruit expression as well as dense and ripe palate. The acidity is as high as it can get without turning to…

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Gaia wines, Wild Ferment Assyrtiko – 2017 Santorini

Gaia wines, Wild Ferment Assyrtiko – 2017 Santorini

This Assyrtiko has undergone a 2-hour skin contact process as well as a fermentation in a mix of stainless steel, French, American oak barrels, and acacia barrels. This gives another dimension to the purity of Assyrtiko with notes of vanilla, smoke, and complex spices mix along the usual sea salt and stone value. An interesting…

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Troupis Winery, Fteri Moschofilero – 2018 Mantinia

Troupis Winery, Fteri Moschofilero – 2018 Mantinia

This crunchy Moschofilero is fermented in a stainless steel tank and displays the light scents of forest floor and mushrooms. Rose, violet, spices, and citrus are enveloped in intense acidity virtually synonymous with this grape. It’s a highly aromatic wine, with great tension and a medium, slightly voluminous body.

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Estate Argyros, Aidani – 2017 Santorini

Estate Argyros, Aidani – 2017 Santorini

Often used as a blending partner, this time Aidani, rare & indigenous, is the sole varietal of this wine. Light and fruity, with notes of citrus and passion fruit, it’s a rather silky wine, with mineral undertones and a good fresh balance. It’s overall light and easy-drinking.

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Estate Argyros, Assyrtiko – 2017 Santorini

Estate Argyros, Assyrtiko – 2017 Santorini

The particularity of Argyros stands in their authentic, ungrafted old vines which some are over 200 years old in their private vineyard located in Episkopi Gonia. This Assyrtiko expresses a good example of the high acidity potential of this varietal with citrus, lemongrass, and stony aromas, yet with finesse. The discreet touch of oak is…

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Domaine Sigalas, Assyrtiko – 2017 Santorini

Domaine Sigalas, Assyrtiko – 2017 Santorini

Located in the peaceful vineyard of Oia, in Santorini, the vineyards of Sigalas are a traditional beauty. This tank fermented Assyrtiko is the flagship of the estate,     it is highly aromatic and clean, with a purity known to this island and a seductive sea salt character. It has a great balance between structure, weighty…

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Artemis Karamolegos, Mystirio/14 Assyrtiko – 2017 Santorini

Artemis Karamolegos, Mystirio/14 Assyrtiko – 2017 Santorini

Made from a single centenarian vineyard in Pyrgos, skin-fermented with wild yeast, 14 days of Maceration, and 10 months of aging on lees, this pale orange wine is not your usual Assyrtiko. The nose is very complex and aromatic with aromas of herbs, bergamot, chamomile, sweet spices, and very little, delicate orchard fruits. The palate…

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Estate Argyros – Vin Sa’Nto 2002 – Santorini

Estate Argyros – Vin Sa’Nto 2002 – Santorini

The nose is aromatic, elegant and offers power as well as concentration. It reveals notes of caramelization, candied mandarin and small notes of Zante currant associated with fine notes of dried apricot as well as discreet hints of dried peach, rancio, cedar wood, spices and a very discreet hint of salinity (in the background). The…

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