Domaine Sigalas 2018 A/m Assyrtiko Monemvasia Blend, Cyclades Greece
Sigalas is recognized as one of Greece’s top wine producers and a master of the Assyrtiko grape. This elegant white wine is a blend of 75% Assyrtiko and 25% Athiri and is a fantastic example of the high quality wines Sigalas produces. This is a richly textured white with plenty of sun ripened citrus fruits yet the wine is well balanced and refreshing with a salty vein of minerality cutting through the richness. This wine is Santorini in a glass and is ideal for enjoying with Mediterranean seafood and vegetable dishes.
Sigalas' vineyards are located in Imerovigli, a sub-region of Oia Santorini. Due to incredibly strong winds this region, Assyrtiko vines here are basket trained (Kouloura) for protection. These vines have an average of 50 years of age. Vineyards soils are black lava, volcanic ash and pumice soils. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures. The wine is made from pressed Assyritiko juice, and 100% free run juice of Athiri grapes with 50% full cluster.