Domaine Sigalas Barrel Santorini PDO, Assyrtiko 2015
Price: £30.00
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Type: White PDO Santorini
Vintage: 2015
Varietal Composition: Assyrtiko 100%
Region: Santorini, Cyclades
Vinification techniques: Fermentation in French oak barrels and ageing of the wine with wine lees for approximately 4-5 months (sur lie method)
Tasting characteristics: Bright gold and blonde colour, with discreet presence of oak with hints of citrus fruits, full and round refreshing taste with balance, good acidity and long aftertaste with a characteristic minerality, typical of the variety. With the vines exceeding over 50 years this wine will benefit from extending ageing and further improve. To serve with fish or white meats with white piquant sauces, smoked cheese and smoked salmon.

The soil of Santorini and the pruning technique of the vineyards make the grapes and the vineyards unique all over the world.The soil is sandy and is a mixture of volcanic ash and pumice. There are a number of pruning techniques employed; the “giristi” and “koulouri” or “klada”. The pruning technique is both ancient and unique. It was created taking into account the soil and climate conditions of the island, as well as the farming tools and techniques available at the time. The sandy soil, the fierce spring winds, the time of year when the vineyards grow and the scorching sun of the summer have led to the creation of this peculiar and unique type of pruning.Domaine Sigalas’ wines are sorted according to their type. The presentation begins with white and light wines, moves to red and strong ones and ends with sweet wines.