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Sigalas Santorini PDO Assyrtiko

The unique sandy, volcanic soils of Santorini prevented the scourge of Phylloxera. So Domaine Sigalas benefits from very old vines giving stunning grapes! Amazing, intense, lemon scented aromas with hints of fresh pineapple. Very dry, powerful, yet subtle citrus flavours with mineral notes and a real smooth texture. this has the ability to mature and add secondary notes. made for all sorts of rich fish, pasta and fowl. A textbook assyrtiko!
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Type: Dry White
Varietal Composition: 100% Assyrtiko
Region: PDO Santorini, Aegean Islands, Greece
Vinification: Typical white wine vinification techniques. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature.

Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans

Domaine Sigalas, Santorini, Aegean Islands

The winery of Domaine Sigalas was initially located in the traditional canava of the Sigalas family. Paris Sigalas, a professor of mathematics, professionalised and modernised the winery, with a new building near the village of Oia in 1998. The soil of Santorini, along with the ancient pruning techniques employed in the vineyards (the ‘giristi’ and ‘koulouri’ or ‘klada’), combine to make their grapes unique the world over. The soil is sandy — a mixture of volcanic ash and pumice — the spring wind is fierce, and the summer sun scorching, factors which have combined to create a peculiar and unique method of cultivation and a powerful, full-bodied white wine, with famous minerality and acidity. Domaine Sigalas is one of the best wineries on the island, producing a range of both PDO Assyrtiko wines, along with vinifications of other indigenous Santorini varieties, including Aidani, Mavrotragano, Mandilaria and Athiri.

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