2015 Argyros Estate "Atlantis" White Cyclades

SKU #1246928

From Santorini, labeled within the larger Cyclades appellation, this is a stainless steel fermented, fresh style of Greek wine made from a blend based on Assyrtiko, with dashes of Athiri and Aidani. Yiannis Argyros is a winelover who works very hard to obtain high quality grapes in order to make superior quality wines. And there are many professionals in the Greek wine market who think of Yiannis Argyros as the best Greek winemaker in dry white wines and dessert wines. His efforts to produce high quality wines have been acknowledged worldwide, as indicated by the award by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of 100 best wineries in the world for 2005 and 2006. The Atlantis white is a crystal-clear yellow color, with a distinctive flavor with citrus overtones. The relatively high acidity of Assyrtiko gives it a crisp freshness, while the vineyard's extremely low yield lends body, structure and substance.

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By: Mahon McGrath | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/27/2016 | Send Email
Estate Argyros crafts the indigenous varieties Assyrtiko, Athiri, and Aidani into the 2015 Atlantis white. Assyrtiko is the majority partner, comprising 90% of it, so you know immediately, if you’ve ever had any exposure to the wines made from the grape, that you’re in for a nice, sharp smack of acidity. Only, the Atlantis keeps that under wraps at first, leading in with honeydew melon, lemon, and lily notes, and a plush mouthfeel. Wait for it: the taste is really emphatically dry. Soon, you get a little mineral grit making its presence felt, and then the citrus comes roaring back, plenty tart–lime, lying in wait. Reaching for a bottle of this in lieu of a Loire Sauvignon Blanc is not too much of a stretch.

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Greece

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Alcohol Content (%): 12.5