Papargyriou Le Vigneron Grec White 2016
White | PGI Korinthia | Peloponnese | 12% ABV | 750ml
Completely different than anything you have ever tried and you are accustomed to, Le Vigneron Grec 2016 Domaine Papargyriou is an innovative approach to Assyrtiko. The ultimate aromatic complexity meets kicking tannins and razor-sharp acidity in a wine that is still deafeningly young and not targeted to many. The limited bottles anyway had sold out even before it was released. It is clear that staying in the bottle will definitely add to it if you can wait. Just because it deserves it.
Assyrtiko is by far Greece’s most renowned white grape variety, associated most famously with the volcanic island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea. Following its notable success, it is now grown successfully all over Greece and beyond in Clare Valley, Australia, South Africa and California, being the first Greek grape to become international. It has developed a reputation as being a versatile grape variety, producing wines in a multitude of styles, from fresh, mineral white wines to oaked, worth keeping ones and from bold complex reds to rıch matured dessert wines, such as Vinsanto.
Compact clusters of large, moderately thick-skinned berries, late budding and late ripening. Vigorous and productive, resistant to drought, disease and wind and capable of maintaining high acidity up to the final stages of the ripening period. In Santorini it is trained in the characteristic baskets, sitting close to the ground and named “kouloures” by the locals.