Santorini Wine Museum Koutsoyannopoulos Winery

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It is a fresh, dry wine, 100% from the Aidani variety, the second most important variety of Santorini.
Sales price 33,00 €
Tax amount 6,39 €
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Climate: Dry, with limited rainfall during winter and spring. Moderate temperatures during winter. Warm to moderate temperatures during summer, usually without periods of extreme heat due to cooling northern winds. Humidity levels range from 60 to 80%, offering a breath of coolness to the vines.

Soil: Volcanic

Vineyard / Viticulture: Anhydrous, with the only source of water the low rainfall and high humidity, especially early in the morning.The average yield is low, about 3500 kilos per hectare but the quality of the production is excellent because of the concentration of all the solids parts existing in the berries (sugars, acids, aromatic compound, etc). The vines are particularly resistant to hot and dry conditions of the island, due to their rich and strong root system that penetrates the layers of volcanic soil (ash, lava and pumice covering the limestone and shale rock subsurface origin during successive eruptions.) The vines are pruned with the traditional pruning technique, called 'kouloura', which is a form of pruning of a low basket in which grapes are protected, without being injured by the hard blows of sand entrained by the wind. The fine, sandy soil, poor in nutrients, with little clay content, protects the vineyards of Santorini from phylloxera that is why the vines are ungrafted. In addition, due to the low rainfall combined with the winds prevailing on the island, the various vine diseases do not significantly affect the vineyards of Santorini. The grapes come from the privately owned vineyards of the Koutsogiannopoulos family, located at an altitude of 50 meters and age οf 50-70 years.

Vinification: The harvest is manual. The grapes are collected in crates, never completely filled, to avoid broken berries. They immediately go to the facilities of our winery where they are placed in special cooling chambers, at a temperature of 10 ºC, in order to avoid any oxidation and to protect the aromatic potential of the Aidani variety. This is followed by cold maceration of few hours. Then, the must is vinified following the classic method of fermentation at 17oC into stainless steel tanks in our establishments. The vinification of the wine takes place with the least of any technical edit. Thus, wine sediments may occur in the bottle. Bottling takes place in our specially designed areas of Koutsogiannopoulos winery. Limited production of bottles.

Harvest: middle of August til beginning of September.

Tasting Notes: It is a fresh wine with delicate aromas of white flowers, herbs, citrus fruits and a smooth refreshing acidity in the aftertaste.

Ageing potential: 5 years.

Food Pairing: Paired with cheeses, salads, seafood and white meat.

Best served: 8º - 10ºC

Package Dimensions: Width: 9 cm , Height: 39 cm , Depth: 8.5 cm , Weight: 1.70 Kg