SANTORINI ASSYRTIKO GRANDE RESERVE
APPELLATION: Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Santorini
TYPE: White dry wine
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: Assyrtiko (100%)
From 100 year old vines and aged in French barriques for 12 months, this wine features a golden colour and a huge bouquet of toast, peach, bay leaf, honey, golden apple, spice, resin and white flowers. The same flows over onto the taste buds where Assyrtiko’s telltale crystalline/saline acidity carries the long finale.
Vine parcels at Akrotiri village where the oldest vines of Assyrtiko can be found.
Age of vines: 100 years
Planting density: 2,000-2,300 plants per hectare
Yield per hectare: 3,000 Kg
Harvest: handpicked between 30 July – 10 August (2013 vintage)
Classic white vinification. Skin contact method for 6 – 8 hours in low temperature. After careful pressing and the beginning of the fermentation, the must is filled in oak barrels for the completion of the fermentation.
Maturation: 12 months in 225Lt medium toast French oak barrels 2nd – 3rd fill.
Further ageing: At least 12 months in the bottle
Michael Godel aka GODELLO
“Here Assyrtiko of an aroma never before nosed, like a bleed of fresh concrete, minerals under a computational microscope focused on the sense of smell. Like a wreath of dried white roses. This is an elixir of immortality, a nectar of gods and demigods….This is the Greek equivalent of Bordeaux Blanc, a Grand Cru Classé in the guise of Santorini. Drink 2017-2027″