Assyrtiko Domaine Papagiannakos

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Founded in 1919, Domaine Papagiannakos is located in the Attica region of Central Greece, just 18 miles from Athens. Today, the winery is run by the 3rd generation, Vassilis Papagiannakos, who has issued a new era of modern winemaking while still maintaining the family’s dedication to cultivating and preserving the region’s most famous indigenous grape, Savatiano. In addition the Domaine has plant Malagousia and Assyrtiko. The Assyrtiko vineyards are located in northeastern Attica at an altitude of 330 feet. The vineyard has a northeastern facing exposure. The vineyard is farmed without irrigation, resulting in low-yielding vines that produce grapes with rich, concentrated fruit flavors. The limestone soil and the unique microclimate of the region produces wine with a very clean and crisp profile with citrus and white flesh aromas.The acidity is very well integrated into the wine and gives the ability for long aging. With aging the wine develops a beautiful mineral character. The refreshing character of the wine makes it an ideal accompaniment for seafood, fish, white meat, and Mediterranean cuisine.

Description

Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Light straw yellow reflections with silver-green hues
Nose Fresh floral aromas of citrus, white blossom, wild orange and lime
Palate Further citrus characters on the textured, mineral palate with a refreshing saline acidity

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Assyrtiko
Alcohol % 13%
Style Floral and mineral White wine
Estate/Producer Domaine Papagiannakos, Vassilis Papagiannakos
Country Greece
Region Attica
Vintage 2018
Vinification After a period of skin contact, the juice is fermented in stainless-steel tanks with a controlled temperature of 60°F-65°F to preserve the varietal aromatics.Battonage is also applied to add volume and complexity
Closure Screw Cap
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Great ageing potential where further development of aromas will come through. Can be drunk immediately

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