2009 Sigalas Vinsanto, Assyrtiko-Aidani, Santorini
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Naturally Sweet White Wine from sun-dried grapes, Assyrtiko 75% - Aidani 25%, Appellation Santorini (PDO), Vintage 2009, Alc. 9% by Vol., Long Ageing Potential, Production: 4.000 bottles, Bottle Size: 500ml, Closure type: Natural Cork.
2017, 96 pts, PAR Wine Award, Vintage 2006.
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Bright orange-golden color. Rich and complex aroma with dominant scents of dried and sugared fruits. Exquisite structure, acidity and finesse, with a long aftertaste.
Greek traditional honeyed desserts such as baklava and walnut cake, chocolate desserts, dry fruits.
Served at 8-10 °C.
Vinsanto is the most genuine descendant of 'passon oinon', as sun-dried wines were called in antiquity. During the Middle Ages the ancient volcanic Thira was renamed as Santo Erini – Santorini and thus the wine took the name Vino Santo – Vinsanto, declaring its place of origin.
Altitude: 100-350m. Soil: Volcanic and dry.
Harvest: Handpicked between 15 - 25 August.
Yield: 30 hl/he.
Age of vines: Over 50 years.
Sun-drying of the grapes for 10-12 days next to vineyards. Classic white wine vinification. Ageing in old oak barrels for a minimum of 24 months. Acidity: 8.8 g/L TA, Residual sugar: 319.0 g/L.