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Irini 2017

Appellation: Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Santorini
Type: White dry wine
Varieties: Assyrtiko 100%
Ageing: 18 months in Vinsanto barrels
50,40 €

2017 vintage
This is a truly unique wine that reveals a deep lemon colour with golden hues. On the nose it feels very youthful with aromas of ripe yellow lemon, dried honey, chamomile, sage and coriander with suggestions of white and black pepper, toffee and vanillin. On the palate Irini is full bodied and ripe with amazing viscosity that caresses the palate. The oily, silky texture is balanced by the well integrated acidity that adds freshness and structure. Flavours of lime, yellow lemon, lemon tart, dried orange peel and dried yellow flower open to reveal layers of dried apricot, spice and butter with just a hint of creamy oak. Although fully concentrated and arguably big wine it feels balanced and harmonious. It compliments rich salads and yellow cheeses but will be unbeatable with barbecued rich fish like sea bream and white meats.
Drink 2018-2028. 

Technical info
Alcohol by volume (%) 13.8  Total acidity (gr tartaric acid/lt) 6.3
Residual sugars (gr/lt) 4.0  pH 3.07

The vineyard
Location: Aspra Chomata vineyards (Fira), Santorini
Altitude: 100 meters 
Age of vines: 60-80 years 
Pruning method: “Kouloura” (basket-shaped) 
Planting density: 2,000-2,300 vines/ha 
Yield/ha: 3,000 kg 

Winemaking 
Harvest: handpicked between 10-20 August
Skin Contact for 6-8 hours, fermentation of clear free run juice, use of organic yeast
Highlight: Partial fermentation into oak barrels that were used for the ageing of Vinsanto wines the last 10 years. Frequent battonage
Maturation: 18 months in 225 Lt medium toast French oak barrels of Vinsanto

Total Production: 3.000
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

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Santorini PDO

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