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Artemis Karamolegos Santorini 2021

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% blend of Athiri / Aidani. This was fermented and aged in stainless on lees for seven months. Sleek and streaming along the palate, with mandarin, white grapefruit, subtle quince, with racy acidity balanced with a fine slick of lees. Beautifully pitched between acid, volcanic soils, marine salinity, and purity of fruit, this is a striking wine ready for enjoying liberally now, ideally with seafood/shellfish.Tasted: 23 July 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Artemis KaramolegosDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Assyrtiko