Exceptional sweet dessert wine frm Santorini island.
Vinification: the grapes are sun-dried for 10-14 days before being pressed. Visanto matures and ages in old oak barrels for at east 7 years.
Appearance: deep amber color due to sun-drying and long-term aging in barrels
Nose: complex and complex with aromas of honey and dried fruit dominating
Mouth: rich with aromas of dried fruit and honey, balance between sugars and acidity with a long aftertaste
Served at temperature: 6-8ºC
Accompanies: strong cheeses, dried fruits, sweets and chocolate
Varietal Composition: Assyrtiko 75%, Athiri 25% grapes sundried for two weeks
Type: Naturally sweet wine
Category: PDO Santorini
Selected vineyards of Santorini
Vineyard Age: Over 60 years
Maturation: Evolution in Lees for at least 7 years
Aging Ability: Unlimited
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.