Estate Argyros - Atlantis White 2020
Estate Argyros - Atlantis White 2020 (89/100 TSW)
Vacation memories - Rhodos Island sipping this blend of mainly Assyrtiko, with smaller proportions of Athiri and Aidani, sourced from relatively young vines, sixty year old or younger from Santorini.
Variety: 90% Assyrtiko, 5% Athiri and 5% Aidani
Appellation: Protected Designation of Origin Santorini
Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel vat at controlled temperature lasting almost three weeks. Maturation for four months in stainless steel.
Price range: €15,-
My tasting notes:
In the glass a light citrus yellow color.
On the medium (+) nose complex aromas of citrus, white peach and gooseberries with hints of mango, pineapple and some honey.
On the palate, dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity. Very fresh and mineral with citrus, pineapple, iron and saline with a nice light almond finish.
To pair with: Fish-based starters, grilled fish and white meat.
Argyros Estate, founded in 1903, is the small family wine estate of the Argyros family on the beautiful, well known, volcanic island of Santorini. For generations, the family here has been making wines from the island's local grapes, such as the Assyrtiko. Over time, the company has expanded quite a bit and the cellars have been completely modernized. The current winemaker and now the fourth generation of the family, Mattheos Argyros has also managed to export his wines to other countries. These legendary wines have also been excellently received by wine critics.