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Louroi New Platia 2021. Artemis Karamolegos Winery

Award winning perfection in a bottle
68.20 62.00

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Louroi Platia by Artemis Karamolegos Winery is an incredible wine that brings to mind an authentic Riesling with its finesse and total fruity character. The winery of Artemis Karamolegos has received countless awards from competitions all over the world and Louroi Platia has received a silver at Decanter. The precious Assyrtivo grapes come from a single vineyard in Pyrgos which is 150 years old. The vines are non irrigated and have been totally stressed by the islands weather conditions and provide very low yields but very concentrated fruit. The wine remains for 11 months in stainless steel tanks for fermentation and maturation and then for one year in the bottle where it ages beautifully. The result is a mind blowing experience. An impressive wine with full body, sharp acidity and superb aromas. If you decide to add it to your cellar you have to act early since production is very limited.

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Santorini 34,2020 Antonis Karamolegos Winery

34 centuries of amazing Santorini in your glass
35.50 32.27

[product_subtitle] Santorini 34 by Artemis Karamolegos Winery is top quality Santorini from one of the best wineries on the island. The name refers to the 34 centuries of uninterrupted cultivation at some of Santorini’s top vineyards where the Assyrtiko variety grapes used for its production come from. These vineyards are located at the villages of Fira, Akrotiri, Pyrgos, Exo Gonia and Megalochori. Santorini 34 has an amazing 10 year aging potential and it is this wine that we suggest you need to find a place for in your cellar. The concentration is top of the top, the structure is well balanced, the overall texture is somehow oily with the characteristic minerality of this terroir and the acidity is perfectly crispy.

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Nychteri 2020. Gaia Wines

This Nychteri is out of the world
41.00 37.27

[product_subtitle] Nychteri from Gaia Wines is not just a another Nychteri from Santorini. It’s a secret recipe that is meant to give great wines by Giannis Paraskevopoulos, a real wine artist who has the experience to take Assyrtiko into a new path that will take us all by surprise. As we all know Nychteri wines are hand picked during the night and pressed before the heat of the day affects their quality. The dry volcanic soil of Santorini, which is not irrigated and suffers all year round from the endless winds and the heat of the sun, offers a concentrated must that is the perfect base for an amazing wine. The overripe Assyrtiko grapes blend with smaller quantities of Athiri and Aidani and then the wine matures in barrels of different sizes and ages creating a blend that is out of the world.

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F Santorini One Off. Foivos Papastratis

The world of Santorini from a new percpective
33.50 30.45

[product_subtitle] Foivos Papastratis is a young winemaker that will surpise you every year with new ideas that have the potential to change our perspective on premium wine making. F Santorini One Off Foivos Papastratis is the first launch of a wine from his new project called One Off. Each year he will chose a different terroir and will create a limited production wine that will only be available in the market once. After very successful F Paralia he came to Santorini and worked with Apostolos Mountrihas from Anhdrous Winery to create his own Santorini. A very interesting wine, with intense minerality and powerful acidity, which will tell the story of Santorini from a new impressive angle.

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Santorini Laoudia – Canava Chrission 2021. Tselepos Winery

An authentic Santorini experience not to be missed
53.20 48.36

[product_subtitle] Santorini Laoudia - Canava Chryssos by Tselepos Winery is one of these wines about which word of mouth spreads so fast that it gets hard to get any bottles if you do not make a move on time. The single vineyard where the Assyrtiko grapes come from is located at the village of Pyrgos in Santorini and is cultivated in terraces called pezoules. Grapes are carefully hand picked when they are ripe and the must stays with its fine lees for 8 months in amphoras and for another 10 months in the bottle. The result is a divine wine with perfect complexity, an amazing full body with incredible concentration and a satisfying acidity which is as sharp as it gets. A great wine by Giannis Tselepos, one of the top Greek producers today, whose endless innovation creates authentic Santorini experiences.

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Papas 2020. Artemis Karamolegos Winery

Santorini at its best
95.50 86.82

[product_subtitle] Papas by Artemis Karamolegos Winery is a terrific single vineyard wine from one of the oldest wineries in Santorini and obviously one of the best choices you can make for your cellar of Greek wines because it is full of the magic of this incredible terroir. The grapes of Assyrtiko come from a vineyard where the vines are really old, at least 150 years old. Without any irrigation or fertilizers, always at the mercy of the bright sun and the endless winds of Santorini, these vines are pushed to their limits producing very low yields per acre but with amazing concentration. Fermentation and maturation takes place in stainless steel tanks for 22 months an then the wine remains 2 months in oak and another 12 months in the bottle. Enjoy the best of Santorini in your glass.

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Assyrtiko Wild Ferment 2022. Gaia Wines

This is what we call an amazing Santorini
38.20 34.73

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This wine is truly brilliant and it is one of the wines we will suggest that you need to store in your cellar soon enough, since 2.500 bottles are never enough to satisfy the demand from its fans in Greece and abroad. Patistis Winery is located in Argalasti, a beautiful village at the foothills of Mount Pelion, the mythical abode of centaures from Greece’s ancient past. The vineyards are cultivated according to the principles of organic farming and Xinomavro grapes are vinified with the traditional blanc de noir method which consists of removing the skins as soon as the fruit juice is extracted from the grapes. Blanc de Noir by Patistis Winery is a blend of the Xinomavro and Assyrtiko varieties which always confirms its fame as a great Greek wine.

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Paralia 2021. Feivos Papastratis

It’s a beach party with Muscat and Assyrtiko
19.60 17.82

[product_subtitle] Paralia, which means beach in Greek, by Foivos Papastratis is a great blend of sweet Muscat and powerful Assyrtiko from Evia. The blend goes through mild vinification procedures to create a very interesting final product that is both aromatic and well structured. The name as well as the artsy label, which consists actually of a painting by Foivos when he was a child, prepare the ground for a unique wine that is full with images from our summer memories, that last all year round. A narrow stone paved street, a colorful bougainvillea plant in front of a white balcony, a freshly painted blue door with s lazy cat in front of it, a promising little tavern by the sea with tables on the sand. It’s all about Greece in the summer and this wine wants to make its point. Foivos is a talented wine maker who is able to take his wines further from the land of taste to the land of dreams.

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Ftelos Santorini 2020. Artemis Karamolegos Winery

A Santorini masterpiece from 150 years old vines
81.90 74.45

[product_subtitle] Artemis Karamolegos Winery in Santorini needs no introductions, since it is one of the oldest and most famous wineries on the island. Ftelos Santorini is a single vineyard wine which is here to make history due to its exceptional quality and due to the fact that it is probably the most dynamic expression of this impressive terroir. The grapes come from Ftelios, a vineyard in Fyra with 150 years old vines, where no irrigation or fertilizers have ever been used. These vines are able to produce only very small quantities per acre so the final product is beautifully concentrated The precious fruit ferments for 24 months in stainless still tanks and then matures in oak casks for 2 more months in order to built complexity. If you want something to remember from your trip in Santorini this is the one thing that will make a difference. If you have the courage keep it in your cellar for years, if not enjoy a very special wine.

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Vinsanto 2010. Artemis Karamolegos Winery

An iconic Vinsanto from Santorini
44.40 40.36

[product_subtitle] Vinsanto by Artemis Karamolegos Winery, one of the oldest and most famous wineries of Santorini, is an iconic complex sweet wine which comes from a mix of Assyrtiko (85%) and local Aidani (15%) that ages gracefully for 7 to 8 years. To create Vinsanto, grapes are sundried for 10-14 days under the sun where they become dehydrated and provide their concentrated sugars. Then the juice ferments in stainless steel tanks and followed by maturation in big old French barrels for a number of years. Taste this wine and your memories of Santorini will remain with you forever.

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Terre de Zeus Assyrtiko 2022. Navitas Winery

Divine wine from the land of Gods
19.80 18.00

[product_subtitle] Νavitas Winery is a relatively new winery but it has surprised the world by creating superb wine right from its first harvest in 2020 and winning a serious bronze metal at the Decanter international competition. But lets take things from the beginning. Maria Dimitriadi who is psychologist decided to use the vineyard that she had in her possession, near Mount Olympus, to create a modern winery. She paired with oenologist Grigoris Grigoriadis and the result was really great. Terre de Zeus Assyrtiko Navitas Winery is a wine that bursts of freshness and offers a more playful fruity version of Assyrtiko, far away from Santorini. What is also important to know about the winery, which is focused on sustainability, is that it has received vegan certification and is now in the process of being certified for organic cultivation. Make sure you order on of the 3600 limited edition bottles since they disappear quite fast.

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Mystirio 2020. Artemis Karamolegos Winery

The most delicious mystery ever solved
38.20 34.73

[product_subtitle] Mystirio, which means mystery in Greek, is the iconic natural orange Assyrtiko by Artemis Karamolegos Winery, a winery that has won many gold medals and distinctions in competitions around the world including Decanter. This white wine is vinified according to red wine principles. The grapes stay for 14 days with the skins and then enter the fermentation stage with indigenous yeasts. Then maturation lasts for 10 months. With minimal sulphites, only the ones prescribed by the natural winemaking methodology and zero interventions Mystirio is an incredible expression of the Santorini terroir with sharp acidity and interesting tannins. If you can keep this wine in your cellar a little longer you will be surprised by its aging potential.