2021 Sigalas Santorini Assyrtiko
Paris Sigalas is idolized for his mastery of Santorini Assyrtiko and this wine is arguably one of the most acclaimed white wines in the world.
60+ year old vines that are organically farmed, dry farmed and hand-harvested.
- Tasting Notes tart lemon, citrus rind, peach, honey, sea salt, volcanic minerality
- Variety Assyrtiko
- Region Greece, Santorini
- Volume 750ml
- Alcohol Volume 14.5%
- Table Talk These vines are grown low to the grown, weaved together into a basket shape known as the Santorini “kouloura” vine training system.
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The pioneering winemaker, Paris Sigalas, bottled his first wine in 1991. Investing in the dynamism of the Santorini vineyard, he applied innovative ideas to both viticulture and winemaking methods, which led to a “dynamic evolution of tradition,” which is his motto.
With a family tradition of viticulture, like most Santorinians, the future mathematician (Paris Sigalas) spent his student summers on the island, harvesting the family’s vines and participating with friends in the production of the family’s wine, a process that fascinated him more and more. Little by little he took over the reins of his grandfather’s vineyards as well. He admits his passion for tasting and evaluating wine was what ultimately raised the bar for the wines he made himself.
The Sigala Estate is located on the northern part of the island, in the vineyard of Oia. The 40 hectares on vines are cultivated sustainably, focusing on the native varieties of Santorini and the neighboring Cyclades.