2020 Argyros Santorini Assyrtiko

Santorini, Greece

A true taste of Santorini, a fragrant and crisp Assyrtiko full of minerality.

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About This Wine

Sourced from vineyards across Santorini, some of which are over 100 years-old, this wine itself is what this indigenous variety is all about. Minerality is at the fore, saline, with a driving citrus palate, think blossoms, lemongrass, but again the stoney soils of the island impart such an intense mineral character that everything else is relegated to a secondary character.

There is a real electricity to this wine in its steely leanness. It’s as white as the chalk caves for which the island is known.

 

About Argyros Estate

Established in 1903 Estate Argyros is the largest private owner of vineyards in Santorini, with over 120 ha of vineyards, the representation of investment over 4 generations of the Argyros family.

It was only in the 1970’s however, that the estate began to gain attention outside of Greece.

It was Yiannis Argyros who worked tirelessly for more than three decades to prove that his Vin-Santos are some of the finest, rarest, sweet wines in the world. Moreover, Yiannis was instrumental in pushing the idea that Assyritko can produce exceptional still dry wines as well.

Now run by the 4th generation of the family, Matthaios, they farm their vineyards in a sustainable manner, as well as utilising mainly indigenous yeasts for their fermentations.

 

3rd generation winemaker Yiannis Argyros
3rd generation winemaker Yiannis Argyros
Argyros Estate, Santorini Greece
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From The Producer

Fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures and aged for two months in stainless steel tanks on fine lees. A copybook Santorini, at least under the Argyros lenses, showing purity and race without excesses, developing for at least a decade.

 

Blend : Assyrtiko (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030

Current winemaker Matthaios (Matthew) Argyros
Current winemaker Matthaios (Matthew) Argyros
Argyos Estate Winery, Santorini Greece
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"Classy example with a whispering presence and a crystalline fruitiness that recalls a warmer Chablis. The palate is meticulously textured and undeniably complex. An outstanding wine with a very long finish and cleansing aftertaste." 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (Decanter)

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Bright and well structured. Always makes its way into my shopping cart when visiting Different Drop

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One of the best producers in Santorini Greece where the best white wines are produced. Lovely structure but very young. Good to taste again in 12 months time

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