Grape: 100% Assyrtiko
Alcohol percentage: 13,5% vol
Unit quantity: 750ml
Wine maker’s notes
Our premium Santorini Assyrtiko Wine has been named as Afoura, after the large oak barrels that used traditionally in Santorini to age their fine wines.
Viticulture: Self-rooted basket-shaped vines (kouloures)
Maturation: 12 months in traditional Afoura barrels
Tasting Notes: Complex nose with aromas of flint, minerals, dried citrus peel, and sweet aromas of honey and bergamot. Abundant minerality and allusions of tobacco and nuts. Exuberant palate with crisp acidity and immense aftertaste.
It all began in early 2000 when the winemaker Apostolos Mountrichas of Avantis Estate Winery in Evia, fell in love with Santorini and the strong personality of Assyrtiko.
In 2012 he returned back for the winemaking of the top indigenous variety in the incomparable volcanic terroir of Santorini.
His philosophy relies on wines with purity, primary varietal characteristics, and balance. Wines that reflect the connection to the Santorinian anhydrous land, the majesty of earth, the volcano, the sun, the sea breeze, the Cycladic air – the intense personality of this unique PDO land. High-quality wines sealed with the raw beauty of Santorini.
From April 2021, in the ninth year of its presence on the island, the Avantis Santorini Winery changes its name and appearance and evolves into Anhydrous.
The design of the new logo is a symbolic depiction of the vineyard and the unpredictable changing weather conditions that prevail on the island. The elements of nature alternate, contributing to the quality and complexity of the wines. Light – Water – Earth – Sun – Air – Fire – Sea, are presented in an image as a whole, with a design that refers to an old engraving, thus bridging the past with the future.
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