Domaine Sigalas Vin Santo 2004

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The wine is a bright orange and golden color. Its richness and complexity on the nose is controlled by scents of suga...

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Winemaker's Notes:

The varietal composition is 75% Assytriko and 25% Aidani. Classic white wine vinification was used from sun dried grapes (10-12 days). Juice was aged in old oak barrels for a minimum of 24 months. Vinsanto is the most genuine descendant of the “passon onoin”, as the sun dried wines were called in antiquity. During the Middle Ages the ancient volcanic Thira was renamed as Santo Erini – Santorini and thus the wine took the name Vino Santo – Vinsanto, thus declaring its place of origin. 10,000 bottles of this wine have been produced. The soil in which the grapes were grown consists of fragments of black lava, volcanic ash and pumice. It is classified as sandy for purposes of its mechanical properties. The vines are over 50 years old. The grapes were harvested in early August. "Very luscious, brimming with concentrated ripe apricot, peach and pineapple flavors that are flanked by rich butter notes. White chocolate and spice notes mark the creamy finish. Assyrtiko and Aidani...90" WS 9/11 The company that produces this wine 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.On the plain of Oia, in Santorini, and more specifically in Baxedes area, the winery of Domaine Sigalas can be found. Here, the most vibrant variety of the Mediterranean zone, the Santorini Assyrtiko as well as the Aidani, Athiri, Mandilaria and the Mavrotragano are put to the best use possible, and with the proper respect to their organoleptic characteristics, the quality wines are produced which receive acclaim in international competitions, both in Greece and abroad. "On first attack, it is remarkably sweet and incredibly delicious (as always). It was just so delectable, it was hard to resist. I wanted to stop tasting and start drinking, but I bravely saved some to sample over the next few days. But that's not all it has and it is by no means a syrupy fruit bomb - it is anything but and well made Vinsanto rarely is. In fact, phase two kicked in pretty fast. The acidity is powerful and it balances the sugar out beautifully. It actually has a mouthpuckering finish early on. There is also tension and intensity on the finish that makes this quite gripping...95" WA 6/11

Tasting Notes:

The wine is a bright orange and golden color. Its richness and complexity on the nose is controlled by scents of sugary yet dry fruits. Exquisite structure, acidity and finesse, with a strong aftertaste. This could age forever. Serve with an overpowering cheese and dried apricots.

The varietal composition is 75% Assytriko and 25% Aidani. Classic white wine vinification was used from sun dried grapes (10-12 days). Juice was aged in old oak barrels for a minimum of 24 months. Vinsanto is the most genuine descendant of the “passon onoin”, as the sun dried wines were called in antiquity. During the Middle Ages the ancient volcanic Thira was renamed as Santo Erini – Santorini and thus the wine took the name Vino Santo – Vinsanto, thus declaring its place of origin. 10,000 bottles of this wine have been produced. The soil in which the grapes were grown consists of fragments of black lava, volcanic ash and pumice. It is classified as sandy for purposes of its mechanical properties. The vines are over 50 years old. The grapes were harvested in early August. "Very luscious, brimming with concentrated ripe apricot, peach and pineapple flavors that are flanked by rich butter notes. White chocolate and spice notes mark the creamy finish. Assyrtiko and Aidani...90" WS 9/11 The company that produces this wine 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.On the plain of Oia, in Santorini, and more specifically in Baxedes area, the winery of Domaine Sigalas can be found. Here, the most vibrant variety of the Mediterranean zone, the Santorini Assyrtiko as well as the Aidani, Athiri, Mandilaria and the Mavrotragano are put to the best use possible, and with the proper respect to their organoleptic characteristics, the quality wines are produced which receive acclaim in international competitions, both in Greece and abroad. "On first attack, it is remarkably sweet and incredibly delicious (as always). It was just so delectable, it was hard to resist. I wanted to stop tasting and start drinking, but I bravely saved some to sample over the next few days. But that's not all it has and it is by no means a syrupy fruit bomb - it is anything but and well made Vinsanto rarely is. In fact, phase two kicked in pretty fast. The acidity is powerful and it balances the sugar out beautifully. It actually has a mouthpuckering finish early on. There is also tension and intensity on the finish that makes this quite gripping...95" WA 6/11

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Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 9%
Sugar: 300 grams per liter Total Acidity: 8.5 grams per liter

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