Dry white wine from the Assyrtiko grape variety, native to 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 : 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 average age of vines are between 50-70 years old.
GRAPE YIELDS: 3500-4000 kilos per hectare
VINIFICATION TECHNIQUE: No mechanical pressure. This is followed by the stay of the marcs with the must for a few days. Τhen the must is vinified by the classic method of fermentation at 15oC into stainless steel tanks.
HARVEST: Usually begins near the beginning of August and lasts through the month.
TASTING NOTES: Due to the stay with the marcs, the wine has a richer body, orange highlights, ripe fruit, honeycomb and explosive minerality.
FOOD PAIRING: An elegant match not only with white meats and seafood, but also with red meats with light sauces.