2019 Estate Argyros Cuvee Nykteri Assyrtiko
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2019 Estate Argyros Cuvee Nykteri Assyrtiko

Santorini, GREECE
$150. 00
$1800.00 Dozen
ABV: 15%
Closure: Diam Cork

Founded in 1903, Estate Argyros has a history of producing exceptional wines from high-quality vineyards across multiple generations of the Argyros family. It was Yiannis Argyros who elevated the estate to the prestigious ranks of the world's elite wine producers. The vineyards in Santorini are renowned for their distinctive basket-shaped vines, a unique training system not found anywhere else. This method is called Koulouri with vines trained as low bush vines, with canes intricately woven into small bracelet-like shapes, positioned just above the ground. This method offers the fruit protection from the intense winds of this maritime climate, while also creating a balance between fruit and vegetation, ultimately resulting in better fruit quality.
Cuvee Nykteri is carefully sourced from very old Assyrtiko vineyards, at least 150 years old, in Pyrgos and Megalochori, harvested at peak ripeness, usually twenty days after the main harvesting date. The wine is fermented and matured in French oak barrels for twelve months on fine lees followed by an additional twelve months in stainless steel, again on fine lees.

Other Reviews….
Green melon and pear with sliced lemon. Very tangy and mineral at the finish. Bitter and grapefruit notes at the end. Clean. 100% Assyrtiko. Drink now.
92 Points