Santorini Assyrtiko 2019 - Koutsoyannopoulos Winery

Variety: Ασύρτικο
Region: Αιγαίο Πέλαγος

The wine Assyrtiko Koutsogiannopoulos perfectly expresses the typicity of a PDO Santorini wine. It is a fresh dry wine, 100% from the Assyrtiko variety of Santorini.

CLIMATE: Dry with limited rainfall during winter and spring.Moderate temperatures during winter. Warm to moderate temperatures during summer, usually without periods of extreme heat due to cooling northern winds. Strong winds throughout the year.

SOIL: Volcanic, with a mixture of ash and pumice stone.

CULTIVATION : Located in the Exo Gialos area of Fira  (Aspra Homata). Vineyards are non-irrigated using the traditional Santorini methods of pruning the vines into basket shapes (kouloura) to protect them from the wind and sun. The vineyards are at an altitude of 15  meters and the average age of basket vines are between 50-70 years old.

GRAPE YIELDS: 3500-4000 kilos per hectare

VINIFICATION TECHNIQUE: The juice is extracted by natural flow ONLY, (without mechanical pressure) using gravity and the weight of the grapes, in order to avoid the bitter and astringent substances from the skins and seeds of the grapes. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks under mechanically controlled temperatures.

HARVEST: Usually begins near the beginning of August and lasts through the month. 

TASTING NOTES: Aromas of fresh citrus and characteristic Santorini minerality with crisp acidity. Full-bodied, with excellent structure, refreshing mouthfeel and a long lasting aftertaste. Assytikos from Santorini have aging potential from 5 to 10 years and beyond, developing nicely as the unique volcanic characters of the soil that influence the wines become more pronounced. 

FOOD PAIRING: An elegant match with a range of first courses and salads as well as entrees of fish, seafood, cheese as well as meats with white sauces.

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Products specifications
Color White
Type Dry
Region Aegean Islands
Geographical Indication PDO Santorini
Vintage 2019
Variety Assyrtiko
Bottle 750ml (Standard Bottle)
Maturation 3 μήνες
Matured in Stainless Steel Tank
Alcohol 13,5
Organic No
Natural No
Aging potential 5 - 10 years
Closure Cork
Serving temperature 9°C - 11°C
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Koutsoyannopoulos Winery

The winery was started in 1870 by the brothers Grigoris and Dimitris Koutsoyannopoulos, exporting Vinsanto wine to Odessa. Today, the fourth generation with the care, passion and supervision of the owner George Koutsoyannopoulos continues the family tradition. Equipped with the latest technology, with extensive experience in viticulture techniques and the capabilities of local vine varieties, high quality wines are produced that express the unique terroir of the Santorini vineyards. But it's not just a winery. It is also a cultural leader. The establishment of the Wine Museum on the same estate that the winery is, is a cultural heritage for "today". In an imposing cave space, 8 meters below the ground and 300 meters long, in the shape of a maze, the history of Viticulture and Oenology of Santorini is presented. The visitor has the opportunity to meet the Santorini grape grower, through the exhibits, from 1660 to 1970. The stages of wine production as well as all the machines, are exhibited in chronological order. Pruning, plowing the land, harvesting, pressing and weighing the grapes. The rare exhibits, machinery and winemaking tools will transport the visitor to another era and he will end his tour at the office of the founder of the winery Grigorios Koutsoyannopoulos where all his personal belongings and office supplies of the year 1870 are exhibited. At the end of the visit, the visitor can try our wines in our wine tasting areas.

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