Cuvee Monsignori 2017, Argyros Estate

Product ID: 400407
  • Greece
  • Aegean Island
  • White
  • 14.0%
  • 0.75 L
  • Assyrtiko
  • 12-14°C

Taste characteristics

  • Light Full bodied
  • Dry Sweet
  • Soft Acidic

Other classifications

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • 100% Organic

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Description

Cuvee Monsignori 2017, Argyros Estate

Grapes:
Assyrtiko

Colour:
Light green lemon

Aroma:
Citrus with an emphasis on lemon, grapefruit and orange peel, followed by notes of peach and pear and at the end come some notes of mineral and tea.

Ageing:
Classic white vinification. 20% aged for 6 months in 2nd and 3rd use French oak barrels of 500 l with periodic battonage.

Food Pairing:
Fatty fish, oysters, grilled sea food, poultry, pork and smoked cheeses, lamb in vine leaves or fish ala spetsiota (in red sauce). Also delicacies like Santorini fava beans, fresh cheese and tomato.

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Type of Grape
Assyrtiko

is a white Greek wine grape indigenous to the island of Santorini. Assyrtiko is widely planted in the arid volcanic-ash-rich soil of Santorini and other Aegean islands, such as Paros. It is also found on other scattered regions of Greece such as Chalkidiki. Assyrtiko is also being grown in Clare Valley, South Australia, and at the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Northern California since 2011.

The region
Aegean Island

the most famous of which are Crete, Rhodes, Samos and Santorini – lie in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey. The islands have a long and influential winemaking history spanning thousands of years, but in the modern day are most famous for Santorini's dry, minerally, white wines made from Assyrtico-based white wines made from Assyrtico.

Manufacturer
Estate Argyros

Estate Argyros was established in 1903 by Georgios Argyros, in a 5 acres vineyard located in Episkopi Gonia Thiras (Santorini). Georgios Argyros made his wines according to the traditional Santorinian way, in order to take advantage of the grapes produced by his own vineyard. The wines produced were sold mainly in the local market. In 1950, Estate Argyros passed to Matthew Argyros, who expanded the vineyard to 15 acres. The person who changed significantly...

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