Domaine Sigalas `Santorini` Assyrtiko 2011 (12 x 750mL), Santorini, Greece.

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Overview

Appellation: Superior Quality Santorini

Straw blonde colour, with light shades of green and a subtle nose of citrus fruit. Excellent structure with a depth of flavor and an acidity which brings the flavors to the fore and adds freshness, with a lasting after-taste. Has the characteristic mineral taste -typical of the variety and the soil of Santorini- at it's very best.

Region:
IMPORTED - Other Imported
State:
Imported
Country:
Greece

Expert Reviews

The 2011 Santorini is an exceptional Assyrtiko from Sigalas, another great moment for this estate. On opening, I was actually surprised at how fruity and accessible it seemed, since these often need a lot of time to show well when young. It seemed elegant and refined, with a lush texture and a beautifully lingering finish. I suspected that was only half the story. Indeed, it was not even half the story and as it turns out it was really shut down. The next day it fulfilled the promises it gave in the first hour or so, fleshing out, seeming deeper and more intense. It still wasn’t done. After letting it air out for awhile on Day 2, this seemingly gentle, young Sigalas became quite intense, the acidity taking charge, the wine still remaining rich and mouth coating. It is crisp and persistent, beautifully put together and impeccably balanced, mingling elegance with that fine structure. It is built to age. This is a wine that should drink better in the next year or two, even if it is entirely enjoyable now. Rating 93 Drink now-2021. Mark Squires, eRobertParker.com (APR/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale Yellow, with green hues.

Aroma

Aromatic, with citrus fruit and minerality.

Palate

Minerality is evident, as a result of Santorini’s unique terroir. Quite “austere” as wine, with the acidity being the back-bone of the wine, allowing it to age. Petrol notes and honeysuckle appear in aged Assyrtikos, similar to the German and Alsatian Rieslings.

Cellaring Potential

Over 6 years.

Food Matching

Sea-food and white meat with light sauces, at 10 - 11° C.

Vintage
2011
Region
IMPORTED - Other Imported
Grape Style
Other White Varietals
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

Domaine Sigalas was founded in 1991 by Paris Sigalas, Christos Markozane and Yiannis Toundas. Initially, Sigalas winery was accommodated at the traditional winery of Paris Sigalas family. Later on, in 1998, a new wine production, bottling and maturity unit was built and activated in a privately owned area, in Oia, the northern part of Santorini Island. Today, after constant investments on technology modernization and expansions the current productive structure is formed, which allows the elaboration and bottling of 200.000 bottles a year.

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.

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