Daily Wine 6/20/17:
Domaine Sigalas – Santorini PDO – 2015
- Santorini is a small island that is part of the Aegean Islands (Cyclades) region of Greece. The island, also known as Thera, is in the south Aegean Sea.
- This wine is made from 100% Assyrtiko, which is indigineous to Santorini and is prone to oxidation. Oxidation combined with the volcanic soils of Santorini create a ‘smoky’ characteristic in the wines.
- The vines of Santorini are pruned in a method known locally as “kouloura”, or “basket”. This is done to shield the grape clusters from the intense winds that batter the island every day.
- Domaine Sigalas was founded in 1991 and produces and exports the most wine in Santorini.
- A devastating eruption in the 16th century has created the nutrient-rich volcanic soils that are used today.