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Artemis Karamolegos Santorinitext
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Artemis Karamolegos Santorini 2019

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 comes from vines averaging 80 years, and blends 90% assyrtiko and 10% Athiri Aidani. This was fermented and aged in stainless, on lees for 7 months. Lemon blossom, pear blossom, pear, jasmine rule this medium bodied white, ringing with marine salinity through the chalky / grippy finish. Streamlined, yet textural, this would be a winner with fresh seafood.Tasted: 23 September 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 43.95 consignment Producer: Artemis KaramolegosDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Assyrtiko