Pure is the result of a partnership between vineyard owner Manolis Chloridis and winemaker Matthew Argyros, owner and winemaker of the well-established and respected Argyros Estate on Santorini.
The first vintage was 2013 and current production is a mere 6,000 bottles per year but the track record has been exceptional so far.
‘Pure’ is 100% Assyrtiko wine. The grapes for this premium wine are sourced from two specific parcels in Pyrgos and Megalochori, aged more than 200 years old. The harvest is usually in August and all grapes are carefully handpicked and thoroughly hand-sorted keeping only the best fruit and getting the best quality of juice. ‘Pure’ is a white dry wine that ferments in cement vats, following the traditional method of winemaking on Santorini. The fermentation is completed with the must’s natural yeasts, without any human intervention, while temperature remains stable in the vats naturally. The wine ages for 14 months on the lees before bottling, which allows its luscious and complex character to reveal.