Sigalas Assyrtiko 2017 Santorini 750mL ABV 14.5%Sigalas
Santorini white wine from 100% Assyrtiko grapes.
Very dry white wine which can age for a decade or more.
Vivino rating 4.0.
Vinification:Typical white vinification in stainless steel tank under controlled temperature
Color :Medium lemon color
Nose :Quite austere, with acidity being the backbone of the wine, intense minerality, citrus fruit
Taste :Mineral taste as a result of Santorini’s unique terroir, flavors of citrus fruits and peach. Petrol and honey hints appear in aged Assyrtiko. Long lasting aftertaste
Best served at :10-11ºC
Pairs with :Sea-food, salads, white meat, light sauce
Produce of Greece
THE WINERY OF DOMAINE SIGALAS IS NESTLED BETWEEN VINES ON THE ANCIENT SCENIC PLAIN OF OIA
To the overall story of Assyrtiko there is a chapter before and another one since Paris Sigalas. He is the pioneering winemaker who applied mathematics and other innovative ideas to oenology and viticulture to elevate Santorini’s wines to international stardom. The 1991 Santorini is his maiden vintage, the first wine to be labelled Protected Designation of Origin, marking the start of operations at Domaine Sigalas.
Coming from a winemaking family, like most Santorinians, the future mathematician Paris Sigalas spent his summer holidays on the island. Together with friends, he helped out with grape-picking and in the production of the family's wine, a process that increasingly fascinated him.
Gradually, Sigalas took over the reins of his grandfather's vineyard and started crafting wine by his own guidng principle: “the dynamic evolution of tradition". It is the belief that innovation and technical savviness can coexist in a creative relationship with the ancient winegrowing traditions of the island. As Paris Sigalas has said, it was his passion for tasting and evaluating wine that eventually set the high bar for his own wines.