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Artemis Karamolegos 34 2020

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 very old assyrtiko vines (some of the oldest on the island), partially native fermented (10% in oak), where it remains for 8 months on lees. The subtle oak richness appears on the nose, and on the medium bodied palate, cushioning yellow plum, quince, wild lemon, stretching long through a lingering saline finish. So complete and profound.Tasted: 01 May 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 51.95 consignment Producer: Artemis KaramolegosDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Assyrtiko