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Assyrtiko 'Cuvee Monsignori' Santorini, Argyros 2018

White Wine from Greece
4.000000000 star rating 2 Reviews
Simply stunning assyrtiko from 200-year-old ungrafted vines on the island of Santorini. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel before 11 months on the fine lees with regular batonnage. The result is a weighty, saline and toasted-lime infused assyrtiko that finishes long on the palate. A remarkable wine for long ageing. Please note that the price shown for this wine in The Wine Society's printed List incorrectly shows £27 per bottle. The correct price is as shown here, £31 per bottle.
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Code: GR2221

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 1 - Bone dry
  • Assyrtiko
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2033
  • 14% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, natural

Decanter

From vines more than 200 years old, 11 months on fine lees, twice-weekly batonnage for the first two months and then less often. The 2018 was one of the earliest harvests for 30 years, which gives...
From vines more than 200 years old, 11 months on fine lees, twice-weekly batonnage for the first two months and then less often. The 2018 was one of the earliest harvests for 30 years, which gives extraordinary concentration. Diamond bright, it has some of the greatest depth and structure of any Santorini Assyrtiko. Aromas of green olives, camomile, saline richness, subtle toasted pine nut, thyme; if you are a riesling fan, for the aromas alone this should be top of your shopping list. Super-textural on the palate with salt and lemon intensity, complexity, a weighty profile and bright polish. Paired with sushi it is one of the world’s greatest gastronomic delights.
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Olly Smith

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From vines more than 200 years old, 11 months on fine lees, twice-weekly batonnage for the first two months and then less often. The 2018 was one of the earliest harvests for 30 years, which gives...
From vines more than 200 years old, 11 months on fine lees, twice-weekly batonnage for the first two months and then less often. The 2018 was one of the earliest harvests for 30 years, which gives extraordinary concentration. Diamond bright, it has some of the greatest depth and structure of any Santorini Assyrtiko. Aromas of green olives, camomile, saline richness, subtle toasted pine nut, thyme; if you are a riesling fan, for the aromas alone this should be top of your shopping list. Super-textural on the palate with salt and lemon intensity, complexity, a weighty profile and bright polish. Paired with sushi it is one of the world’s greatest gastronomic delights.
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Olly Smith

Decanter

Wines of the Year 2021: Fresh, intense aromas of grapefruit peel, limes, oyster shells and a touch of Brie rind. Has great depth and drive with an ethereal lightness and deep mineral energy. It shows...
Wines of the Year 2021: Fresh, intense aromas of grapefruit peel, limes, oyster shells and a touch of Brie rind. Has great depth and drive with an ethereal lightness and deep mineral energy. It shows tension on the gently smoky finish.
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