Domaine Papagiannakos Assyrtiko 2022, Attica, Greece

Founded in 1919, Domaine Papagiannakos is located in the Attica region of Central Greece, just 18 miles from Athens. Today, the winery is run by the 3rd generation, Vassilis Papagiannakos, who has issued a new era of modern winemaking while still maintaining the family’s dedication to cultivating and preserving the region’s most famous indigenous grape, Savatiano. In addition the Domaine has plant Malagousia and Assyrtiko. The Assyrtiko vineyards are located in northeastern Attica at an altitude of 330 feet. The vineyard has a northeastern facing exposure. The vineyard is farmed without irrigation, resulting in low-yielding vines that produce grapes with rich, concentrated fruit flavors.
After a period of skin contact, the juice is fermented in stainless-steel tanks with a controlled temperature of 60°F-65°F to preserve the varietal aromatics. Battonage is also applied to add volume and complexity. Tasting notes: The limestone soil and the unique microclimate of the region produces wine with a very clean and crisp profile with citrus and white flesh aromas. The acidity is very well integrated into the wine and gives the ability for long aging. With aging the wine develops a beautifulmineral character. Soil composition: Limestone. TraIning method: Bush. Elevation: 330 feet. Exposure: Northeastern Winemaking and aging: 100% Assyrtiko, fermented in stainless steel tanks. Aged 3 months before bottling.