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Artemis Karamolegos Papas 2017

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. Papas is a single vineyard in Megalochori with 150 year old assyrtiko, with 22 months on stainless and 2 months in large oak before bottling. This rested for 1 year in bottle prior to release. Lemon verbena, subtle melon, pear, broken stones, flake salts, lees rule this medium+ bodied, powerful and striking wine, lashed with salinity, and positively vibrating with energy. 1350 bottles made.Tasted: 23 September 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 154.95 consignment Producer: Artemis KaramolegosDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Assyrtiko