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2011 Domaine Sigalas Santorini Assyrtico, Aegean Islands, Greece

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Wine Notes

Tasting note: A vibrant Assyrtiko with ripe pear and nectarine flavours. Flavourful and concentrated, this wine is from the Cyclades Islands, Greece. A white wine packed with intensity that carries through in the finish. Clear linear focus. Tasted in: Athens, Greece. Maturity: Drink. (01-Jul-2012) [Asian Palate Jeannie Cho Lee]

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $24   From: $22   To: $30

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Over all vintages, this was the 2559th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 3209th

Score: 89.
The Wine-Searcher score of 89/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
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90/100 (90 notes from 62 users )  
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012 Bronze
International Wine Challenge 2012 Commended
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Price History for 2011 Domaine Sigalas Santorini Assyrtico, Aegean Islands, Greece
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Grape Variety: Assyrtico

Assyrtico is a hardy white wine grape variety grown throughout Greece. From its home on the volcanic island of Santorini, to as far north as Drama in Greek Macedonia, Assyrtico has developed a reputation as one of Greece’s most versatile grapes. It can adapt to a range of environments, and can also be used to produce a number of different wine styles.

On its native Santorini, Assyrtico is famously blended with Aidani and Athiri to make sweet ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Santorini wine region

    Santorini (Thira) is an island 70 miles (113km) north of Crete, in the southern Aegean Sea. The island is a remnant of an ancient volcanic cone, the eruption of which resulted in the inner cliffs and lagoon for which Santinori’s tourist industry is famed. Winegrowing holds an important historical position in Santorini’s culture, although recently it has been threatened by the ever-expanding tourism industry and its acquisition of viticultural land. There are two appellations on the island, one each for dry and sweet Assyrtico-based wines.

    Santorini is a volcanic desert with no rain during ... more

  • Aegean Islands wine region

    The Aegean Islands are part of an archipelago in the Aegean Sea, between Turkey and continental Greece. The region has a long and influential winemaking history that spans back thousands of years to the first civilization in Europe. Nowadays, the islands are most famous for Santorini's dry, minerally white wines made from Assyrtico, although a range ... more

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