Vassaltis Vineyards

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Famously home to one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world, those lucky enough to have visited this jewel of the Cyclades will know that the same volcano that created Santorini's dramatic caldera views, also created the volcanic soils that produce some of the world's most exquisitely fresh and mineral white wines, from local grape Assyrtiko. While there are a number of longer-established and more famous producers of Assyrtiko on the island, it's the younger generation represented by Vassaltis owner Yannis Valambous, who have the passion and energy to drive quality to the level of the fine white Burgundies and Rhones that dominate the world stage. Never exported outside of Greece before, this newest estate in Santorini boasts one of the most experienced winemaking teams on the island, with stints at Michel Chapoutier in France, T-Oinos Estate on the Greek island of Tinos, as well as at Sigalas and Hatzidakis on Santorini itself. We make no idle boast when we compare Vassaltis Estate's Assyrtiko to top Puligny-Montrachet and Condrieu - it offers the power and succulence, combined with elegant structure and intensely fine minerality of both, with its own, unique, Santorini twist. In the 2015 vintage, Vassaltis have added a barrel-aged Assyrtiko to their range, using low-toast, top-quality French oak to give beautifully well-integrated toasty spice notes and creamy texture to Assyrtiko's naturally intense minerality. The first barrel-aged Assyrtiko 2016 arrived in January 2017.

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