2018 Argyros Cuvee Monsignori Old Vine Assyrtiko

Santorini, Greece

Fresh, bold and mineral Assyrtiko from ancient vines over 2 centuries old. A true taste of Santorini.



Has great depth and drive with an ethereal lightness and deep mineral energy.

97 Points - Decanter Panel Tasting

About the Wine

From the romantic city of Santorini comes this stellar example of Assyrtiko.

Crafted from parcels of fruit from Argyros Estates ancient vines, it offers depth, concentration, definition and elegance. It's a wine that expresses the uniqueness of the volcanic soils of Santorini like no other; sharp acidity, high minerality, fresh and bold.

It's built to last, too, with long-term cellaring potential. If you want a taste of Santorini without leaving the comfort of your own home, one sip of this will transport you right there.

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.

Its was only in the 1970s 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
Santorini, Greece
Additional Info

From the Producer

Cuvee Monsignori is Estate Argyros’ vision on what Santorini Assyrtiko can actually be. Excessively old Assyrtiko vineyards, at least two hundred years old, giving minute yields. Fermented, partially uninoculated, in stainless steel, at cool temperatures and aged for ten months in stainless steel tanks on fine lees. A wine of breed, extract and length, that needs about four years in bottle to unfold and can be confidently kept for more than a decade after vintage.

Blend : Assyrtiko (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

In the cellar at Estate Argyros
In the cellar at Estate Argyros
Santorini, Greece
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"Fresh, intense aromas of grapefruit peel, limes, oyster shells and a touch of Brie rind. Has great depth and drive with an ethereal lightness and deep mineral energy. It shows tension on the gently smoky finish." - Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW, Stefan Neumann MS, Matt Walls (Decanter Panel Tasting)


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