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2018 Karamolegos Feredini Santorini Assyrtiko 750ml

2018 Karamolegos Feredini Santorini Assyrtiko

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Pure nose, full of minerality and flint which is a typical hint of Santorini’s Assyrtiko. Notes of matured stone-fruits and tart of citrus fruits. The palate shows considerable depth and genuine concentration, rich and dense with finesse and well balanced acidity. Long aftertaste with saltiness and minerality. - Winemaker's Notes

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Varietal: Assyrtiko
The mineral profile of the grapes bodes well for blending and in recent times its has been blended often with Sauvignon blanc, Sémillon and Malagousia. Assyrtiko grapes clusters are large, with transparent yellow-gold skin and juicy flesh. In the volcanic soil of Santorini, there appear to be some unique characteristics that develop in the grape variety, and therefore in the wine. One of these characteristics is that Assyrtiko does not lose its acidity even if it is very ripe. Throughout Greece, the grape is vinified to make a variety of dry and sweet wines, including Vinsanto-like musky and syrup-sweet dessert wines. In Retsina, it is often blended with the less-acidic Savatiano grape.

Country: Greece
With nearly 30 centuries of wine making and responsible for spreading vines across much of the Mediterranean, it goes without saying that Greece is steeped in viticultural history. Given that most grapes grown today go into making raisins and table grapes and that production normally on a very small traditional scale, wine is a relatively small part of the agricultural sector. That said, vineyards are planted in all parts of the country from as far south as the island Crete all the way to the most northern limits of the country in regions such as Goumenissa. The countries specialty is Retsina; before glass or oak barrels were used, earthenware was the favored material for making vessels, however given how porous it can be the Amphorae's were lined with resin to become air tight. The result was a wine with a distinct and desirable flavor. Today Retsina wine is replicated by adding small pieces of pine resin to the fermenting must until the first racking separates wine from all solids. The Muscat of Sámos is probably the country's second most favorite wine. Grown on high elevations on terraces plots on the islands steepest hillsides it appears in three distinct styles; Sámos Doux, a vin de liqueur, Sámos Vin Doux Naturel, and Sámos Nectar, made from dried in the sun.

Region: Santorini


Type: White
White wine is a wine whose color can be pale-yellow, yellow-green, and yellow-gold colored. The wine is produced from a variety of grape varieties. The flavor and color comes from the juice of the grape and sometimes the skin of the grape as well. Interestingly, not all white wine comes from white grapes. Some select red grapes are used as in Champagne.