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2017 Argyros Evdemo Assyrtiko

2017 Argyros Evdemo Assyrtiko

92 Points John Caro
2017 Argyros Evdemo Assyrtiko
92 Points John Caro

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An incredible new "super cuvee" released by the extraordinary estate of Argyros, in Santorini. From a producer whose old vines are legendary, this Evdemo bottling is sourced from very old biodynamically-managed Assyrtiko vines, which lie on their original rootstocks in a highly prized vineyard located in Pyrgos. Considered to be one of the best wines out of the island, the Evdemo is a premium classic in the making. Volumes are small — collect!

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$84.99 in mixed 6+ or $94.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Assyrtiko

Its Origins

The original 5 acre estate was established by Georgios Argyros on the Greek Island of Santorini. In 1974, after decades of supplying the local market, the founder’s Grandson Yiannis Argyros took over and expanded the estate to 65 acres, while modernising viticulture and winemaking to ensure the quality that would enable an export market. Even so, his son and current owner Matthew Argyros still follows this vision of elevated cosmopolitan standards with a strict respect for their ancient and distinctive tradition, with low-growing bush vines up to 300 years old still cultivated in the traditional ‘crown’ style, and Vinsanto grape dried outdoors on the ground in a unique manner that would be inconceivable in less profoundly dry, sun-baked regions of the world. From Santorini’s famous mineral soils, Argyros Estate presents a glimpse at one of the world’s oldest yet most overlooked winemaking traditions. But it also offers some of Europe’s most newly available, distinctive and minerally complex wines for the price.

What The Critics Say

17.5/20 JancisRobinson.com, Julia Harding (2018 vintage)

"Assyrtiko from a single vineyard in Pyrgos. Certified organic (but not on the label) and will be biodynamic. Will be a blend of tank- and barrel-fermented but this is a tank sample – an approximation of the final blend. Creamy pear and citrus, acidity seems softer than in the Monsignori. But the acidity is very high and comes in later on and more like energy than acidity. This really takes hold of your palate, with fruit intensity and precision even though it is just one component. (JH)."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Assyrtiko

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Santorini

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2033

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH
with SEAFOOD
with SHELLFISH

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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