Outstanding single vineyard Assyrtiko from one of Santorini's top producers - long and complex with years ahead of it
On the ancient plain of Oia, in the island of Santorini, the winery of Domaine Sigalas can be found. Here, the most vibrant variety of the Mediterranean zone, the Santorini Assyrtiko as well as the Aidani, Athiri, Mandilaria and the Mavrotragano are put to the best use possible, and with the proper respect to their organoleptic characteristics, the quality wines are produced which receive acclaim in international competitions, both in Greece and abroad.
With the age of vines over 50 years this is a wine with great ageing potential of at least 6 years
The vines escaped the Phylloxera epidemic, and are over 50 years in age. The management of the vineyards employs the same technique from antiquity to the present day, that of "kataboladi". This is the technique in which in the place of the dead vine, a branch from an adjacent vine is planted in the soil (to an approximate depth of 30 cm)
Tasting Note: Bright, straw blonde colour, with golden hues Complex metallic nose, with intense aromas of citrus fruit (ripe lemon), accompanied by hints of herbs and citrus flowers. Rich body, refreshing acidity and long aftertaste, where minerality dominates. Vines exceeding 50 years and ageing potential over 7 years.
Critics: Jancis Robinson 17+/20 (2017), Decanter 90/100 (2012)