Santowines Assyrtiko Reserve 2017 Magnum
Wine region: Santorini
Grape variety: 100% Assyrtiko
Quality classification: Protected Designation of Origin Santorini
Alcohol percentage: 14.3%vol
Unit Quantity: 1500ml
Aging potential: 2-3 years
Wine maker’s notes
This matured Assyrtiko is an outstanding example of oak treatment. Deep lemon color with golden highlights. The nose is vibrant with oaky elements reminiscent of vanilla, followed by citrus fruits on the background. Dry, with refreshing acidity and the classic Assyrtiko’s minerality. Oak flavors are well integrated with elegant citrus fruitiness on the palate. Persistent, long finish.
Classic white vinification. Destemming, skin contact for 6 hours at 5 to 6 degrees Celcius, gentle pneumatic press. The beginning of the fermentation in stainless inox tanks at a temperature at 16-17ο C. In the middle of the fermentation, the must is filled in oak barrels. Battonage every two days for 1 month and a half until the completion of the fermentation. Stabilization, filtering, and bottling.
Maturation: Total 12 months (6 months in 225Lt medium toast oak barrels and 6 months in the bottle)
Try it next to a full-flavored, grilled fish. Best served at 10-12 °C.
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The Union of Santorini Cooperatives, SantoWines was founded in 1947. Today, it consists of the largest organization of the island representing all the cultivators and counting 1.200 active members. SantoWines is committed to safeguarding the local traditional cultivations, producing the highest quality Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Santorini wines and products as well as promoting sustainable agriculture development.
SantoWines’ R&D invests in the ongoing development of cultivation and vinification techniques, while it aims at the preservation of the biodiversity through the operation of a nursery of autochthonous varieties, a solid base for study and trial cultivation of local grapes.
The traditional cultivations of the farmers-members of our cooperative, guarantee the authenticity and the premium quality of our products.
The promotion of all Santorini products is the most important mission of the Cooperative. PDO Santorini wines, PDO Santorini Tomato, PDO Santorini Fava, capers, caper leaves, as well as local sweet preserves, like tomato or Koufeto belong to the wide range of the Santo products of pure Santorini taste that is available for everyone to enjoy!