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Canava Chrissou-Tselepos Assyrtiko Santorini

$46.00

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Vintage: 2021
Region: Santorini, Greece
Viticulture: Sustainable
Grape varieties: 100% Assyrtiko

Canava Chrissou-Tselepos Assyrtiko Santorini shows authentic and rich aromas that highlight the varietal character. Distinctive minerality and flint aromas with notes of iodine with a vibrant, rich, and well-structured body, and a long and persistent aftertaste.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Not Natty

FRUIT

Citrus, Melon

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

ALCOHOL

13-14%

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Chilled Whites and Rosés (48°–52°)

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Unknown

IMPORTER

Cava Spiladis

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Canava Chrissou-Tselepos Assyrtiko Santorini

Canava Chrissou-Tselepos Assyrtiko Santorini shows authentic and rich aromas that highlight the varietal character. Distinctive minerality and flint aromas with notes of iodine with a vibrant, rich, and well-structured body, and a long and persistent aftertaste. Collection of grapes and placement in a cooling chamber for 24 hours. Low pressure, long press cycles on pneumatic presses of whole-cluster grapes. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks using selected yeasts at a temperature of 16-17° C. The wine remains on the lees for about 3 months.

About Canava Chrissou-Tselepos

The new winery Canava Chrissou–Tselepos is located in Santorini and is the child of the cooperation between Yannis Tselepos, owner of the homonymous estate in Arcadia, and the Chrissou family from Santorini.

The driving force behind this venture was Yiannis Tselepos’ endless search for new challenges regarding his wine-making activity and the vision of the Chrissou family to revive the old Canava and utilize its privately owned vineyards, 12 hectares, in Pyrgos, Emporio, and Megalohori.

After the vintage of 2013, efforts have been made to revive the perennial vineyard with traditional methods that continue up to today. These efforts focus on achieving a viable state of the vineyard by restoring the yields at 3 – 3.5 tons per hectare. The ultimate goal is to optimize the quality of the fruit produced since the project aims at delivering high-quality and high-value wines, which Santorini’s particular conditions and potential favor.

About Assyrtiko

Assyrtiko (also written Assyrtico or Asyrtiko) is arguably Greece’s most iconic wine grape variety. It is grown most famously on the volcanic island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea. It has developed a reputation as being a versatile grape variety. Wines are made in a multitude of styles, from fresh, minerally white wines to rich, nutty dessert wines known as Vinsanto. It is planted as far north as Drama in Greek Macedonia and is also occasionally seen in Retsina.

The vines on Santorini can reach 70 years old and are some of the oldest vines in Greece. Advanced vine age tends to have an effect on wine quality as yields are reduced, and Assyrtico has the potential to make some very complex wines. The harsh volcanic soils of the island’s vineyards have prevented the spread of phylloxera. Unlike most of Europe, the vines do not need to be grafted onto phylloxera-resistant rootstocks.

Assyrtiko is produced in a range of styles so recommended foods will vary depending on whether the wine is aged in oak or not (for instance). Nonetheless, the variety’s acidity makes it an ideal match for seafood such as oysters, shellfish, or fish. Greek-inspired dishes such as grilled or fried halloumi would be an idea too.