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Artemis Karamolegos Pyritistext
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Artemis Karamolegos Pyritis 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 assyrtiko comes from three vineyards of 120+ year old vines in Pyrgos and Megalochori. This was native fermented in stainless, where it remains for 10 months with b√Ętonnage. This is striking and vibrant, positively ringing with flinty minerality and salinity, streaking across the lees-lined palate with lemon pith and peel, quince, anise. Very finessed and singular, drinking stellar now and with time ahead.Tasted: 23 September 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 76.95 consignment Producer: Artemis KaramolegosDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Assyrtiko