Designation: Protected Designation of Origin Santorini
Grape variety: 100% Assyrtiko
Vineyard selection: Selected parcels from Pyrgos – biodynamic cultivation
Vine age: 150–200 years old, ungrafted. Vintage description: Winter had adequate rainfall, 249 mm in total. Low temperatures and lack of strong winds protected the young buds of the vines at the start of the growing season. Late spring rainfall was followed by a heat wave lasting 4 days at the end of June, significantly reducing yields. Low humidity and cool winds in July and August facilitated fruit ripeness.Harvest: 2nd decade of August
Yield: 12 hl/ha Vinification
Fermentation: In stainless steel vats, at a controlled temperature of 16-17o C, lasting almost three weeks, partially uninoculated.Maturation: 25% of the blend matured for twelve months in French oak barriques with occasional batonnage, the rest matured for thirty months in stainless steel vats, on fine lees with occasional batonnage.