Estate Argyros Assyrtiko Santorini 2020

A$85.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Santorini, Greece

Description

Estate Argyros is a wine producer located on the island of Santorini in Greece. The vineyards are planted on volcanic soils and cover 26 hectares (65 acres) of land on the island. Native grape varieties like Assyrtico, Athiri, and Aidani are planted here, making wines in a range of styles, from dry whites to sweet vinsanto.

The estate was originally founded in 1903 by Georgios Argyros, who started making local wines using traditional Santorinian methods. When the estate passed to Matthew Argyros in 1950, he expanded the vineyards to 6 hectares (15 acres), and then in 1974, when his son Yiannis Argyros took over, the vineyard holdings increased again to 26 hectares (65 acres). Argyros' vineyards are situated at altitudes ranging from 35-150m (115-500ft) above sea level, on the classic, dark volcanic soils of the island. The vines are cultivated in the traditional basket style, called "kouloura" or "Gyristo", which shelters the grapes from Santorini's strong winds.

The most important bottling of the estate - the essence of what Estate Argyros stands for. Meticulously selected parcels, with ages exceeding a century, from top-quality areas of the island, mainly Messaria, Karterados, Pyrgos, Megalochori, and Akrotiri. Fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures and aged for two months in stainless steel tanks on fine lees. A copybook Santorini, at least under the Argyros lenses, showing purity and race without excesses, developing for at least a decade.

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
9-12 °C
Alcohol
14.5%
Cellar until
Now - 2030
Food pairing
Roasted lamb with lemon, Taramosalata, Greek Salad, Feta, Halloumi cheese

Tasting Profile

Nose
Citrus fruits, green apples, and apricots in the nose are followed by mineral notes and even faint sage notes.
Palate
Rich in the palate with excellent structure and finesse has an unequalled balance between maturity and youthful mood.

Estate Argyros Assyrtiko Santorini 2020

Estate Argyros Assyrtiko Santorini 2020
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