100% Assyrtiko, fermentation in French oak barrels and aging of the wine with wine lees for approximately 6 months
Rating: 92 Wine Advocate
The 2020 Assyrtiko Barrel Fermented is an Assyrtiko aged for six months in mostly (90%) used French oak. It comes in at 15.2% alcohol, 2.1 grams of residual sugar and 6.2 of total acidity—another fat and ripe (and somewhat alcoholic) wine in this vintage. This, with the overlay of oak, seems much bigger than the big regular Santorini this issue and more expressive. Here, the richness seems matched by the wine's depth and overall demeanor. This rolls around the mouth and coats the palate nicely. It handles the oak brilliantly, but it is still a wine that you will really want to drink with food.
Tasting Notes：Bright gold and blonde color, with discreet presence of wood with hints of citrus fruits, full and round refreshing taste with balance, good acidity and long aftertaste with a characteristic minerality, typical of the variety, at itΆs very best.