Style: Naturally sweet from sundried grapes
Wine region: Santorini
Grape: 80% Assyrtiko, 20% Aidani
Alcohol percentage: 12,3 % vol
Unit quantity: 375ml
Wine Maker’s Notes
UNGRAFTED NON-IRRIGATED VINEYARDS
Name of vineyards location: Santorini / Villages of Pyrgos, Megalochori and Akrotiri
Altitude: 100 to 300 m
Soil: Volcanic, pumice, igneous lava
Climate: Rare rainfalls, strong winds, dry & hot summer
Yield: 20 hl/ha
Age of vines: 100 years
Date of harvest: 2nd half August
Method: Over matured Grapes and sun dried for 15 days. Crushing of the sundried grapes, Clarification and fermentation of the concentrated grape must with selected yeasts for 3 months in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature 20 – 22 °C.
Size: 225 and 500 lt
Usage: 5 years
Origin of wood: France and south Europe
Tanks: 3 months
Ageing process: Oak barrels
Duration: 11 years
Way of ageing: In cave cellars
Deep red/amber colour with caramel reflections, intense aromas of dried fruits, raisins, honey, butter caramel, and minerality. Full and velvety on the palate with balanced sweetness and freshness of acidity. Long aftertaste of the candied orange peel. Served at 12oC as a dessert wine or served with chocolate, oriental sweets, foie gras, and strong cheese e.g. Roquefort.
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