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Artemis Karamolegos Papas 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. 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. Expansive on the salt slicked palate, with a flinty flick leading into ripe pear, verbena, tight lemon pith, light wax, and heady flake salts. The finish is long with crushed stones and flake salts, all imbued with a marine air. Quite a profound wine, even now 6 years on, and with time ahead.Tasted: 10 November 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Artemis KaramolegosDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Assyrtiko