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Artemis Karamolegos Louroi-Platia 2018

Aegean Islands - Santorini, The Islands, GreeceArtemis Karamolegos is one of the most dynamic wineries on the unique island of Santorini. Led by his grandfather, who started making wine and cultivating vines as a hobby in the 1950s, Artemis founded the winery in 2004. They own just over 3ha of vineyards (some over 100 years old) across Pyrgos, Megalorchori, Exo Gonia, Akrotiri and Fira, and have long term contracts to farm another 5 hectares. This is a single vineyard with 150 year old assyrtiko vines, in the lower part of Pyrgos. This spent 11 months in stainless with regular b√Ętonnage, with one year in bottle prior to release. Full and expansive on the palate, with ripe quince, elastic, bosc pear, honeysuckle, grapefruit, kissed with reduction, and sprinkled with salinity on the lingering finish. Quite an accomplished, impressive wine. 1350 bottles made.Tasted: 23 September 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 110.95 consignment Producer: Artemis KaramolegosDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Assyrtiko