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2017 Sigalas Santorini Red

2017 Sigalas Santorini Red

Organic
91 Points John Caro
2017 Sigalas Santorini Red
91 Points John Caro

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A gorgeous and rare red wine from the Greek island of Santorini. Grown organically by traditional methods, these local grapes have produced the classically refined and elegant red for which the islands reds are known. Despite a semi-firm tannin structure some oak aging, this refreshing red wine is all about elegance and finesse. Try this gem!

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$35.99 in mixed 6+ or $39.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

75% Mandilaria and 25% Mavrotragano

Its Origins

The long winemaking tradition of Santorini island coupled with modern practices and state-of-the-art technology are the founding principles of Domaine Sigalas, one of the most highly-appreciated Santorini wineries. The vineyards are situated at the fields of Oia village, at the northern part of the island. Mild winters, cool summers and the island's volcanic soil create a unique ecosystem, favouring the production of high quality wines, of distinct character. The most versatile grape variety of the Mediterranean region, the Assirtiko (or Assyrtiko) of Santorini, as well as other indigenous varieties - Aidani, Athiri, Mandilaria, Mavrotragano - are cultivated, giving superior quality wines, which have gained many international distinctions. Irrigation on this arid island is permitted, administered post-veraison, with the bunches limited to four per vine. Average yields are in the region of just 20 – 25 hectolitres per hectare. As for vinification, Sigalas avoid the use of pumps at all phases, favouring a more protective approach. Cold maceration last for approximately one week and the resulting fermentation takes place in used French oak barrels. In achieving physiological (phenolic) ripeness Mavrotragano builds sugars and, as a result, may reach as much as 15% alcohol by volume. This grape has an affinity for new oak, in which it matures (an element of which are new barrels) for some 18 months.

What The Critics Say

Parker's Wine Advocate, Mark Squires

"The 2017 Mm is a 75/25 blend of Mandilaria and Mavrotragano aged for 12 months in used French oak. It comes in at 14% alcohol. Showing beautiful mid-palate finesse, this adds velvet for texture, intense red-fruit flavors and ripe tannic support. As delicate as this seemed in terms of concentration on first pour, it never seemed thin. It was merely elegant. The persistent and flavorful finish certainly doesn't seem delicate at all—it has plenty of energy." Drink 2019 - 2029

Stats & Food Matching

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Santorini

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with LAMB
with PORK

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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