Santowines Assyrtiko Reserve 2017
Wine region: Santorini
Grape variety: 100% Assyrtiko
Quality classification: Protected Designation of Origin Santorini
Alcohol percentage: 13,8 %vol
Unit Quantity: 750ml
Ageing 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. At 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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