Santo Wines, Brut Sparkling Santorini, Assyrtiko

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Type: Sparkling White, Méthode Traditionnelle
Varietal Composition: 100% Assyrtiko
Region: Santorini
Alcohol: 11.6%
Residual sugars (gr/lt): 9.2
Total acidity (gr tartaric acid/ lt): 6.1
pH: 3.02
Bar 5.3

Tasting Characteristics: Crystal-clear, with pale yellow-green color. Elegant with high quality mousse. The nose is expressive with white-peach notes, honey and hints of honeycomb. Round and balanced on the palate, with refreshing acidity that provides freshness and pleasant character, leading towards a long finish.

Winemaking: Early harvest grapes from Pyrgos village. After cooling them down to 5οC, the grapes were pressed as quickly as possible and the juice was left to settle. Primary fermentation took place, resulting in a base wine with a neutral flavor character, high acidity and just a moderate alcohol by volume, as in the case of champagne. The wine was stabilized and filtered and the liqueur de tirage was added to encourage the secondary fermentation. The wine was left over a period of 19 months on the lees before being disgorged.

Total production: 15.000 bottles

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 !