2016 Sigalas Santorini 'Barrel-Fermented', Assyrtiko

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Description-Classification:
Still Dry White Wine, Assyrtiko 100%, Appellation Santorini (PDO), Rich, Complex and Flinty, Vintage 2016, Alc. 14% by Vol., Ageing Potential: 7-8 years, Production: 30.000 bottles, Bottle Size: 750ml, Closure type: Natural Cork.
Awards-Tasting reviews:
2017, 95 pts, Decanter WWA UK, Vintage 2016.
2016, 94 pts, Wine & Spirits Mag., Vintage 2015.
2016, 94 pts, Robert Parker, Vintage 2015.
Organoleptic:
Bright gold and blonde colour. Gentle aromas of candied citrus and sea salt. Tension and grip on the palate with a discreet presence of oak. A silky and voluptuous texture fills the mouth while remaining crisp and bright.
Food pairing:
Oily fish, lobster spaghetti, smoked salmon. Served at 11 - 12 °C.
Origin:
The vineyards of Santorini Island, Cyclades.
Altitude: 100-350m. Soil: volcanic and dry.
Harvest: handpicked, Mid-August.
Yield: 30 hl/he.
Age of vines: Over 50 years.
Agriculture: Mild.
Vinification:
Fermentation in French oak barrels, where the wine remains for 6 months and matures on its fine lees. Acidity: 7.2 g/L TA, Residual sugar: 1.7 g/L.