Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko Santorini 2022 (Santorini, Greece) - [WA 94]
Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko Santorini 2022 (Santorini, Greece) - [WA 94]
Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko Santorini 2022 (Santorini, Greece) - [WA 94]

Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko Santorini 2022
(Santorini, Greece) - [WA 94]

Regular price $61.00 Sale price $49.97 Save $11.03

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About the Winery: 

Domaine Sigalas was founded on the island of Santorini in the south Aegean in 1991 by Paris Sigalas, Christos Markozane and Yiannis Toundas. Located outside the small town of Oia, on the northern part of Santorini Island, their very modern winery was built in 1998, although grape growing in this part of the world dates back to antiquity.

The viticultural region of Santorini is ancient, with varieties that date back thousands of years. The vines are classified as old vines (since they were not destroyed during the Phylloxera epidemic), and are over 50 years in age. The company cultivates 19 hectares of vineyards with local varieties and produces quality wines, in which you can see the potential of the varieties and the unique 'terroir' of the volcanic island. The viticultural region of the island has a size of approximately 1,400 hectares, starting at sea level and ascending in terraces up to the caldera, which has a height of 150 to 250 meters above sea level. Vines literally grow right up to the beach and are situated in very sandy soil.

Colour: Pale Yellow, with green hues.

About the Wine:

Nose: Aromatic, with citrus fruit and minerality.

Mouth: Minerality is evident, as a result of Santorini's unique terroir. Quite austere, with the acidity being the backbone of the wine, allowing it to age. Petrol notes and honey-suckle appear in aged Assyrtikos, similar to the German and Alsatian Rieslings.

The wine is aged for 3 months in stainless steel tanks on it’s lees then bottled.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2022 Santorini Assyrtiko, the flagship 100% Assyrtiko, is unoaked and comes in at 14.5% alcohol. Ripe and dense, this is a big wine on the palate, yet it is never overripe and it is sometimes stonewashed in demeanor. It shows good balance while it coats the palate, and it finishes with great fruit supported by impressive structure. The main flaw here is that this is underdeveloped and not yet fully expressive. That, of course, is something that will only be fixed by a couple of years in the bottle. It should hold well after that. That's not to say you can't drink it today. It is very good right now." - Mark Squires (June 2022)