Santowines Santorini Grande Reserve Assyrtiko 2017
Wine region: Santorini
Grape variety: 100% Assyrtiko
Quality classification: Protected Designation of Origin Santorini
Alcohol percentage: 14%vol
Unit Quantity: 750ml
Aging potential: 2-3 years
Wine maker’s notes
Vinification Techniques: The skin contact method is applied for 6 – 8 hours, at low temperatures. After careful pressing and the beginning of the fermentation, the must is put in oak barrels in order to complete the fermentation. The wine matures for 12 months in the barrels and the rest for 12 more months in the bottle to complete the aging.
Characteristics: Bright, golden color. Lifted nutty aromas, honey, and honey wax, as well as floral, chamomile notes. Dry on the palate with elevated acidity and stony minerality. A similar flavor profile to the nose, paired with ripe fruit, next to vanilla and oak aromas, indicating barrel treatment. Long and complex aftertaste.
Serving Suggestions: A great pairing for oily fish or grilled white meat served with creamy sauces. 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!