Karamolegos Assyrtiko Santorini 2016


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Santorini, Greece

Wine Advocate 93 Points! Decanter 98 points, Best in Show, 2018 World Wine Awards!

Karamolegos Assyrtiko is the quintessential summertime white from the Greek island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea, where there are ancient vineyards over 3500 years old. Karamolegos Winery, founded in 1952 by Artemis Karamolegos, began from a passion for winemaking passed down to him from his beloved grandfather who made wine in a small cave - or 'canava' - using traditional methods. This wine is 100% Assyrtiko from 3 different vineyard sites: Kamares, Exo Gonia, and Pirgos (500m above sea level.)

"Pale green-gold in colour,with finely composed and settled aromas in which the quiet, understated sour-green fruit of the Assyrtico variety mingles with the distinctive crushed or powdered yet faintly burnt stone scents of Santorini's fine tephra soils. On the palate, this is an unusually broad, structured, almost thick-textured Assyrtico with the same profoundly satisfying combination of sour-green fruit and 'mineral' wealth; the wine has a notably saline edge, too. An outstanding summary of this unique terroir. 2018-2022." (Best in Show, 2018 World Wine Awards)-Decanter, 98 points!

Enjoy Karamolegos Assyrtiko as a refreshing aperitif wine and with grilled snapper with fruit salsa, grilled octopus, roasted chicken and summer salads.

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