2016 Sigalas Santorini 'Barrel-Fermented', Assyrtiko
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Still Dry White Wine, Assyrtiko 100%, Appellation Santorini (PDO), Rich, Complex and Flinty, Vintage 2016, Alc. 14% by Vol., Ageing Potential: 7-8 years, Production: 30.000 bottles, Bottle Size: 750ml, Closure type: Natural Cork.
2017, 95 pts, Decanter WWA UK, Vintage 2016.
2016, 94 pts, Wine & Spirits Mag., Vintage 2015.
2016, 94 pts, Robert Parker, Vintage 2015.
Bright gold and blonde colour. Gentle aromas of candied citrus and sea salt. Tension and grip on the palate with a discreet presence of oak. A silky and voluptuous texture fills the mouth while remaining crisp and bright.
Oily fish, lobster spaghetti, smoked salmon. Served at 11 - 12 °C.
The vineyards of Santorini Island, Cyclades.
Altitude: 100-350m. Soil: volcanic and dry.
Harvest: handpicked, Mid-August.
Yield: 30 hl/he.
Age of vines: Over 50 years.
Fermentation in French oak barrels, where the wine remains for 6 months and matures on its fine lees. Acidity: 7.2 g/L TA, Residual sugar: 1.7 g/L.