2017 Argyros Evdemo Assyrtiko
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)."
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