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Shoppers Vineyard USD 24.99 750ml

Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko White Imported-Greek 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Powerful, intense and earthy, Assyrtiko is the characteristic expression of the volcanic soil of Santorini, and the more aromatic and tempered Athiri, with a name that shows its links to its place of origin (Thira-Santorini). Their marriage is a unique blend where the aromatic character of the Athiri (at a proportion of 25%) is the perfect counterpoise for the earthy, mineral notes of the Assyrtiko (at a proportion of 75%).

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Domaine Sigalas:
The company was founded in 1991, under the name Sigalas Winery Ltd. The winery was initially located in the traditional canava of the Sigalas family. In 1998, a new production, bottling and aging facility was constructed, located in a privately owned area. Since then, and after continuous investment in modernization and expansion of the facilities, the company has a processing and bottling prod... Read more
The company was founded in 1991, under the name Sigalas Winery Ltd. The winery was initially located in the traditional canava of the Sigalas family. In 1998, a new production, bottling and aging facility was constructed, located in a privately owned area. Since then, and after continuous investment in modernization and expansion of the facilities, the company has a processing and bottling production capacity of 300,000 bottles annually. 2003 was a milestone, since the shareholders of the company were increased, with the participation of Mr. Alexander Avataggelos, resulting in the increase of the financial capacity of the company. This is also the year when the company was renamed as Domaine Sigalas S.A. Today, Domaine Sigalas continues to implement its growth plan, based on the three principles on which it was created: a creative relationship with the traditions of the island of Santorini, technical savvy and quality. The winery is open to the public and the visitors can tour the areas and become acquainted with the taste of the Santorini wines as well as sample the culinary delights of the Cyclades, since there is a wine tasting room which can hold as many as 40 guests. The scenic location of the winery and the positioning of the wine tasting room to the west, affords the opportunity to all guests to enjoy the colours of the setting sun as it descends on the vineyard. The guests are also given a tour of the winery where they are informed of all the stages necessary to produce the wines, and of course are offered the opportunity to sample the wines of the estate, as well as sample the culinary delights of the Cyclades, learning of the varieties of the Santorini viticultural region while delighting in the serenity and colour of the island. The winery can also arrange for dinners to be served for 6–12 guests, where the wines of Domaine Sigalas are complimented by traditional Cycladic delicacies. The wine tasting area that is located in the middle of the vineyard is available for weddings. There is a possibility of music with DJ or live traditional music, until 3am. The wine tasting room can hold up to 50 guests. Wine Tasting Room Opening Hours: April, May, October 10.00am - 19.00pm Monday-Friday 11.00am - 19.00pm Saturday & Sunday June, July, August, September 10.00am - 21.00pm Monday-Friday 11.00am - 21.00pm Saturday & Sunday Read less

Member Reviews for Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko White Imported-Greek

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Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
3.00 5
07/06/2011

Slightly acidic nose, mineral. Velvety light mouth feel with a kick at the end. Biting acidity that grows throughout the tasting. Hints of citrus and pear that opens over time. Smooth after taste.


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
3.50 5
07/06/2011

Not a strong nose but a hint of tropical fruits. Smooth medium body and mouth feel with pineapple and mineral blended well with balanced acidity. An oak background; fleeting yet pleasant finish.


Snooth User: sarahco
140307323
0.00 5
11/11/2013

Drink this young.


External Reviews for Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko White Imported-Greek

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
08/01/2010

A clear expression of two indigenous varieties of Santorini island: The Assirtiko variety, intense, earthy, expressing the volcanic island soil, balanced with the more quince-like, aromatic Athiri variety. Vines are trained in basket shapes to protect from the intense wind. It is believed that Athiri is the father to the Ribolla Gialla grape seen most in Italy.


External Review
Source: Sam's Wine
09/15/2009

The new gold standard for Greek white wine. A melange of citrus, fig, guava and an almost saline minerality. Incredibly delicious and just perfect with seafood.



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Tasting Notes:

Colour straw blonde, bright, with a nose of ripe citrus fruit. With refreshing acidity and a delightful after-taste.

Powerful, intense and earthy, Assyrtiko is the characteristic expression of the volcanic soil of Santorini, and the more aromatic and tempered Athiri, with a name that shows its links to its place of origin (Thira-Santorini). Their marriage is a unique blend where the aromatic character of the Athiri (at a proportion of 25%) is the perfect counterpoise for the earthy, mineral notes of the Assyrtiko (at a proportion of 75%).

60.000 bottles. Packaged in boxes of 12 bottles (0.75lt) or boxes of 24 bottles (0.375lt). produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: Fermentation in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature.

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 6.3 grams per liter

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