Santorini Orange Wine 2017 - Koutsoyannopoulos Winery

Variety: Ασύρτικο
Region: Αιγαίο Πέλαγος

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.


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Products specifications
Color White
Type Dry
Region Aegean Islands
Geographical Indication PDO Santorini
Vintage 2017
Variety Assyrtiko
Bottle 750ml (Standard Bottle)
Maturation 6 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.