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Artemis Karamolegos Nykteri 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 90% assyrtiko, 10% Athiri and Aidani, from vines up to 100 years, and vineyards in Megalochori and Pyrgos, up to 400m. This was native fermented in barrel (a small proportion new), where it remained for 16 months total on lees. It rested in bottle for 1.5 years prior to release. Fragrant honeysuckle, quince, fragrant cantaloupe, rule the fuller palate, with the riper fruit easily standing up to the wood, leaving just some lingering spice in its wake, along with a flush of marine salinity on the lingering finish. Quite a serious, accomplished wine.Tasted: 23 September 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 57.95 consignment Producer: Artemis KaramolegosDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Assyrtiko