Designation: Protected Designation of Origin Santorini
Grape variety: 100% Assyrtiko
Vineyard selection: Selected parcels
from Pyrgos and Megalochori
Vine age: 150–200 years old, ungrafted. Vintage description: A mild winter with low rainfall, 155 mm total, followed by a warm, dry, windy spring. A summer without significant heat waves and continuously high temperatures, but some cool winds reduced hydric stress and disease pressure. Harvest was ten days early. Harvest: 3rd decade of August
Yield: 17 hl/ha Vinification
Fermentation: In French oak, with 64% in 500 lt barrels, 25% in barriques and the balance in an oval 12hl vat, at ambient temperatures, lasting almost three weeks, partially uninoculated.
Maturation: Twelve months in French oak barrels and twelve additional months
in stainless steel vats, on fine lees and occasional batonnage throughout.