Crystal-clear yellow color, distinctively flavored withcitrus overtones. The relatively high acidity of Assyrtiko gives it a crisp freshness, while the vineyard’s extremely low performance offers body, structure and substance.
Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2012 Assyrtiko is all tank-fermented and-aged, from 60-year-old vines. It is usually a nice value point in the lineup. Despite some lack of initial lack of enthusiasm about this vintage compared to 2011, this still shows beautifully, with fine concentration and plenty of power and grip on the finish. There is a notable lemon-lime tinge on the finish. It may have a touch less personality than the 2011, but it also seems a bit more solid than the 2011 at this comparable stage ? not that it so easy to reconstruct that a year later. The only problem for the winery at this point is that the lower level wines are showing so well that people may begin to wonder why they should bother to trade up. If you?re comparing bargains in the lineup, the blended Atlantis has more personality and better aromatics while this has more depth and power. Drink now-2018. (Apr 2013)
It is a dry white wine made by the variety of Assyrtiko 100%, cultivated in the private vineyard located in Episkopi Gonia. The sedulous selection of grapes from a 50-60 years old vineyard and the vinification, result to a fine dry white wine with a strong personality.
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|In 1903 George Argyros, owner of a 5 acres vineyard located in Episkopi Gonia Santorini, founded Estate Argyros in order to turn to advantage the grapes produced by his own vineyard. The winery he constructed was a small plant basically equipped and he made his wines according to the traditional Santorinian way. The produced wines were dry white wine (nihteri), dry red wine (brousko) and vinsanto, sold only in the local market.
In 1950, the Estate passed to his son, Matthew Argyros, who expanded the vineyard to 15 acres, without though significant changes in the winery.
The person who changed dramatically the image of the winery was the founderís grandson Yiannis Argyros who runs the winery since 1974. Yiannis Argyros not only has increased the family vineyard to 65 acres but he has also rebuilt the winery transforming it into a modern plant aiming to combine tradition with modern technology.
Yiannis Argyros is a winelover who works very hard to obtain high quality grapes in order to make superior quality wines. And there are many professionals in the Greek wine market who think of Yiannis Argyros as the best Greek winemaker in dry white wines and dessert wines.
His efforts to produce high quality wines have been worldwide acknowledged, as indicates the award by the Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of 100 best wineries in the world for 2005 and 2006.