Old vine Assyrtiko from one of Santorini's top producers - complex and ageworthy
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: Straw blonde colour, with light shades of green and a subtle nose of citrus fruit. Excellent structure with a depth of flavour and an acidity which brings the flavors to the fore and adds freshness, with a lasting after-taste. The wine has the characteristic mineral taste, typical of the variety and the soil of Santorini. Petrol notes and honey-suckle appear as it ages.
Critics: Jancis Robinson 16.5+/20 (2018), Decanter 95/100 (2015)