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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: $31

Search Rank 4248 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 4248th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 2171st

Score: 89  
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Grape Variety

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 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
  • Santorini is a Greek island in the southern Aegean Sea, 70 miles (113km) north of Crete. Geologically, the island is all that remains of an ancient volcanic cone, whose eruption created the cliffs and lagoon around which the Santorini tourist trade thrives. Although it also produces red wines from Mandilaria and Mavrotragano, the island is best known for its crisp, dry whites and sweet vinsanto, both of which are based on the island's flagship grape variety, Assyrtico.

    Refreshing, crisp and aromatic, Santorini's dry whites are arguably the island's most promising modern-day wine style. These mineral- and, citrus-scented wines are made predominantly from Assyrtico, with a little Athiri and ...more

  • Greece – the mountainous, Mediterranean country in the sun-drenched south-east of Europe – is often considered the birthplace of civilization. Archaeological evidence suggests that wine has been made in some parts of Greece for more than 4,000 years, and wine references in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey confirm that viniculture was prevalent here by the 8th Century BC. Wine's importance is also evident in Greek mythology; Dionysus (the Greek god of wine) appears in leg...more

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