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Estate Argyros

Vinsanto 4 Years Barrel Aged Argyros Estate Santorini 2012 (Half Bottle)

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  • Size: 500ml
  • Vintage: 2012
  • ABV: 13%
  • Origin: Santorini/Greece
  • Grapes: 80% Assrytiko/10% Athrini/10% Aidani

Description

Founded in 1903, the Argyros Estate is located on the island of Santorini, famed for its spiraling vines and white-washed churches. In 1950, the Argyros vineyards were passed down to the founder’s son, who tripled the estate from 5 to 15 acres. Yiannis Argyros, the third-generation owner of the estate who took over in 1974, began looking beyond the local market for his wines. Today, Matthew Argyros, the fourth generation of family winemakers, continues his father's legacy by making legendary wines from Assyrtiko and other indigenous Santorinian varietals, using traditional techniques.

This is rich, with caramelised dried apricots, honey, orange zest and herbal flavours, but the beauty is the streak of wonderful acidity to give balance. This works with Christmas pudding and any caramel flavoured desserts alike and we are certain – if you are not yet a lover of modern Greek wines, this will turn you into one!

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