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|Santorini Wines : Grapes Wineries & Wine Houses
|On the breathtaking island of Santorini, the predominant
grape is Assyrtiko which produces superb dry and dessert Appellation
wines. After the devastating volcanic explosion, circa 1650
BC, the island was covered with volcanic ash, lava and pumice
stone. This catastrophe created the foundation for perfect soil
conditions which now help produce the very distinctive wines
of Santorini ...
|Santorini Wines & Their Origins
The vines are cultivated
in low basket shaped crowns, close to the ground for
protection from the strong winds. Coming off the sea,
the nocturnal fog brings needed water to the vines during
the hot summer nights and together with the refreshing
northerly winds provide excellent growing conditions
for the creation of the superb Santorini wines.
The white wines from Santorini are bone-dry with a
distinct aroma of citrus combined with hints of smoke
and minerals from the volcanic soil.
The dessert wines from Santorini are called 'Vinsanto',
a derivative of the name Santorini. Vinsanto can be
naturally sweet or fortified and must be barrel-aged
for a minimum of two years. It is distinguished by its
superb velvety palate with aromas of creme brulee, chocolate
and dried apricots.
|Telephone Prefix to Santorini :
+30 22860 xxxxx