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Kalliston Winery

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Kalliston 

Kalliston’s history began in 1922 when Emmanuel Mendrinos, a vine grower from Vothonas produced the family’s first wine. Kalliston's vision is to create wines that embody the soul and charm of Santorini’s territoire. The unique grape varieties accompanied with the distinct volcanic soil derives a wine that leaves an impression as powerful as the caldera. Five generations later, the Mendrinos family continues to preserve the family tradition, vines, and authentic winegrowing practices as their forebearers.

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The Wines

 

Assyrtiko

Style:

Dry White Wine


Appellation:

Protected Designation of Origin Santorini


Varieties:

100% Assyrtiko


Vinification:

Classic white vinification


Tasting Notes:

Santorini’s Assyrtiko displays a lemon color of medium intensity. Citrus aromas and white flowers dominate on the nose, along with the characteristic mineral Assyrtiko undertones.
Dry on the palate, with high, yet balancing acidity, and great complexity, underlined by mineral, fruity and floral flavors..


Food Matching: Seafood 

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Agape

Style:

Red Dry Wine


Appellation:

Protected Geographical Indication Cyclades


Varieties:

100% Mandilaria


Vinification:

Sun-drying for 2 days. Classic red vinification


Maturation:

  24 months in medium toasted French oak barrels of 4th and 5th use.


Tasting Notes:

Deep red ruby color with brown shades. Aromas of natural small red fruits, tomato marmalade on a vanilla and black pepper background. Full body, softened tannins and long after taste.


Food Matching:

Red meat, Game, Cheese 

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Grand Reserve

 

Style:

Dry White Wine


Appellation:

Protected Designation of Origin Santorini
 

Varieties:

100% Assyrtiko


Vinification:

 Skin contact method for 6 – 8 hours in low temperature. After careful pressing and the beginning of the fermentation in stainless inox tanks, the must is filled in oak barrels for the completion of the fermentation. Batonnage every two days for one month approximately.


Maturation:

2 years total (12 months in medium toast French oak barrels and 12 months in the bottle)
 


Tasting Notes:

From 100 year old vines and aged in French barriques for 12 months, this wine features a golden color and a huge bouquet of toast, peach, bay leaf, honey, golden apple, spice, resin and purple flowers. The same flows over onto the taste buds where Assyrtiko’s telltale crystalline/saline acidity carries the long finale.


Food Matching:

Oily fish, White meat 

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Forevermore

 

Style:

Red Dry Wine


Appellation:

Protected Geographical Indication Cyclades


Varieties:

100% Mavrotragano


Vinification:

Classic red vinification for this ancient local red variety


Maturation: 

12 months in medium toasted French oak barrels. Bottled unfiltered, there is a possibility for sediment to be created in the bottle.


Tasting Notes:

Vibrant ruby red color. Exuberant nose with red and black fruits like cherries and berries with notes of vanilla and tobacco. The generous and structured palate with soft tannins shows excellent ageing potential.


Food Matching:

Red meat, game, piquant sauce dishes

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Nykteri

Style:

 Dry White Wine


Appellation:

 Protected Designation of Origin Santorini


Varieties: 

85% Assyrtiko, 10% Athiri, 5% Aidani


Vinification: 

Classic white vinification


Maturation: 

Three months in medium toast French oak barrels

Tasting Notes:

A clear lemon color of medium intensity. Expressive flowery aromas of jasmine on the nose, along with green fruits, such as green apple and pear on a vanilla background. On the palate it is dry, with crispy-refreshing acidity, in great balance with the delicate floral and fruity flavors. Just an elegant touch of oak, contributes to the overall balance. Long and pleasant aftertaste.


Food Matching: 

Grilled or fried fish or white meat dishes

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Vinsanto

Style:

Naturally Sweet White Wine from sun-dried grapes


Appellation:

Protected Designation of Origin Santorini


Varieties:

85% Assyrtiko, 15% Aidani


Vinification:

The grapes are sundried for 8-10 days. Slow fermentation for 40 days. Maturation: 36 months in French oak barrels of 4th and 5th fill. Ageing continues in the bottle.


Tasting Notes:

Amber colour. This classic dessert wine bears a deep orange-red color with brown tints. The nose is complex, ranging from sweet spices like cinnamon and cloves towards dried fruits such as apricots and raisins. Prolonged maturation of three years in oak barrels, delivers a mellow, velvety character, while balances the kicking acidity and reveals notes of honey and lemon. Long ageing potential.


Food Matching:

Light desserts, dry nuts, sweet spices

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