Santo Santorini PDO Grand Reserve Assyrtiko

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From 100-year-old vines and aged in French barrels for 12 months, this wine
features a golden colour and a huge bouquet of toast, peach, bay leaf, honey, golden
apple, spice, resin and purple flowers. The same flows over onto the tastebuds
where Assyrtiko’s telltale crystalline/saline acidity carries the long finish.

Type: Dry White, PDO Santorini
Varietal Composition: 100% Assyrtiko
Winemaking: Classic white vinification. Skin contact method for 6 – 8 hours at low temperature. After careful pressing and the beginning of the fermentation in stainless tanks, The must is filled in oak barrels for the completion of the fermentation. Batonnage every two days for one month approximately. Maturation for 2 years total (12 months in 225Lt medium toast and 12 months in the bottle.)
Barrels: French oak 225 Lt. of 2nd - 3rd fill

Production: 8,000 bottles

ABV 14.4%
Total Acidity: 6.7g/L
Residual sugars: 4g/L
pH 3.10

The Winery:
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 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 !