Style: Naturally sweet wine
Wine region: Santorini
Grape: 95% Assyrtiko, 5% Aidani and Athiri
Alcohol percentage: 11.5% vol
Unit quantity: 350ml
Notes by the producer
Procedure: Selection and spreading of the grapes on the terraces of our winery for 8-14 days. Two to three days after the spreading the grapes are turned over, one by one, so that the aromas are further accentuated by the sun. The hot summer sun and the strong winds, the complete lack of clouds and the high-alcohol assyrtiko (15-16 Bm) work wonders for this unique, divine wine to be produced.
Vinification: Selection of the berries without crushing and pressure on the berries in hydraulic automatic press. Average yield, 8-12 kg of grapes per 1 kg of vinsanto wine. Slow alcoholic fermentation.
Ageing: In oak barrels for a minimum of 3 and up to 20 years. In the cellar of our winery, 11m below the earth, of which 6m are a layer of pumice, there is an invariable temperature of 15-17°C, both in winter – and in summer-time, as well as controlled humidity.
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About Art Space Winery
Traditional winemaking in Santorini
Transforming the old pre-industrial winery of 1861, which closed its doors in 1952, when its third owner Nikolaos A. Argyros, founded the Union of Cooperatives for Products of Thira and the biggest winery on the island, now known as SantoWines, in the year 1999, his son, Antonis N. Argyros, brings to life the Art Space Santorini Winery Museum and Art Gallery.
When tradition meets new age
With great respect for the traditional shape of the place, the chambers of the old winery are finely restored and become a wonderful wine museum as a reminiscence of the history of wine and the traditional craftsmanship of its production.
The adjacent underground cavern of the old barn is chosen as the new winery. The entrance to this cave is 12 meters below the surface of the earth into a dense layer of pumice, which is in itself a unique insulating material, thus constituting the perfect environment for the maturation and aging of the wine.
The second significant advantage is the altitudinal difference, which made “vertical vinification” possible. The vinification takes place on three different levels and makes use of gravity and natural flow, without the use of pumps.
To protect our values
Art Space Santorini Winery is the traditional cozy labor of winemaking production, which is equipped with all the contemporary technology to ensure that our motto “quality over quantity” will remain unspoiled. Our equipment includes special tanks for pre-fermentation cold socking, stain steel fermentation tanks, cooling equipment for temperature control throughout the production process as well as oak barrels for the maturation of the wine.
Worth mentioning that all the new vineyards of the winery are pure production of organic farming.