SANTO WINES SANTO SPARKLING 2017
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|Color/Type||White, Natural Sparkling|
|Style||Sustainable & Classic|
|Aging Barrel||Stainless Steel|
|Region||Santorini / Cyclade Islands|
|Grape variety||100% Assyrtiko|
|Type of cork||Cork|
[About the wine].
This wine has a rich fruit aroma of ripe apples, white peaches and yellow peaches, with honey and honeycomb nuances. The crisp acidity gives the wine freshness and a pleasant character, and the fine, round bubbles envelop the mouth and lead directly to a pleasant, long finish. Made from early harvested grapes. The wine is made with early harvested grapes using the traditional method (champagne method) and is aged on the lees for 24 months in the bottle.
It is a perfect match for delicate white fish, sushi dishes, and white meat with creamy sauces. It can also be enjoyed as an aperitif or with lightly flavored cheeses.
Assyrtiko sparkling is a very rare wine that is rarely made outside of Santo Wines.
A rare sparkling wine made in Assyrtiko
About the winery.
Santo Wines is a producer's cooperative in Santorini, established in 1947. Today, with 1,200 members, it represents the island's viticulturists and produces the high quality PDO Santorini brand while preserving Santorini's traditional cultivation methods. As a result of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history, Santorini's strong agricultural tradition is rooted in uniquely textured soils containing lava, volcanic ash and pumice. This special composition produces a product with a unique profile and acts as a natural shield against disease. Santorini's vineyards are native because they were not affected by phylloxera and are among the oldest in the world with a history of 3,500 years.
Sunset beautifully illuminates the winery
Santorini's vegetation is not artificially irrigated and rainfall is rare on the island. Therefore, the natural humidity and sea mist are absorbed by the volcanic soil, giving it the moisture it needs. This method, known as dry farming, results in low yield production and produces grapes with unique flavors and concentration. All the work is done by hand. On steep slopes, the vineyards are terraced with lava stones called "pesurs" to facilitate access to the vineyards, ease cultivation, and maximize the ability to absorb rainwater.
Winemaker Nikos Valivaligos.
Assyrtiko is a rare and elegant white grape that is considered one of the greatest varieties in the Mediterranean. It originates from the island of Santorini (Assyrtiko Santorini), but has now spread all over Greece and has become one of the most important indigenous varieties. It produces mainly dry white wines, some of which are aged in oak, but a number of sweet wines are also made from sun-dried grapes.
Assyrtiko is one of the few white grape varieties that can thrive in hot, dry climatic conditions, while at the same time maintaining a perfect balance of high alcohol content due to its refreshing acidity. It is one of the few grapes that have not been affected by phylloxera, as it was protected by its location on the island when the disease spread. Rather than being an aromatic grape, it is a textural variety with an emphasis on extract, body and structure. It produces very concentrated white wines with mineral notes.
On the island of Santorini, where the wind and sun are strong, a special cultivation method called "kurra" is used to protect the grapes. The branches of the grapes are woven together like a basket, and the grapes are carefully protected in the basket. The resulting Assyrtiko is a dense, mineral-rich grape that is the result of thousands of years of Santorini's history.
The "kurra," which means "mother," protects the grapes.
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