Domaine Sigalas Santorini, Assyrtiko, White, 2015
Price: £25.70
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Type: White PDO Santorini
Vintage: 2015
Varietal Composition: Assyrtiko 100%
Region: Santorini, Cyclades
Vinification techniques: Typical white wine vinification techniques. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature.
Tasting characteristics: Straw blonde colour, with light shades of green and a subtle nose of citrus fruit. Excellent structure with a depth of flavour and an acidity which brings the flavors to the fore and adds freshness, with a lasting after-taste. The wine has the characteristic mineral taste - typical of the variety and the soil of Santorini. With the age of vines over 50 years this is a wine with great ageing potential of at least 6 years. To pair with fish and white meat with light sauces.

 

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.