Combining long winemaking traditions with new technology, The Argyros family produces some of the most highly awarded wines on the Santorini island. Assyrtiko grapes are grown in the rocky volcanic soil throughout the island and produce dry and full-bodied white wine with intense minerality and crisp acidity.
Handpicked from vines averaging 60-110 years old ungrafted vines and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Complex, stony aromas of fresh apricots and almonds. A silky and vivacious wine, with searing minerality and acidity, depth of flavour and a long clean finish. Unoaked.
Oh to be sitting in a bar in Santorini drinking a glass of this amazing wine. But sipping it in London’s still a pleasure, reminding me of the lure of the Greek islands. Made from old, ungrafted bush vines grown on volcanic soils, it’s a stunning white from Matthew Argyros, demonstrating Assyrtiko’s classic combination of salty, briney aromatics, crunchy minerality and flavours of preserved lemons and wild herbs. Long, focused and beautifully balanced.- 94 pts Tim Atkin