The vineyard of Santorini makes us proud, a unique terroir, the only one in Greece that has not experienced phylloxera and remained untouched. The wines of Santorini cannot be compared to any other wine in Greece or Europe because they are unique. And this uniqueness is defined by the volcanic soil and the climate that leads to low yields. Vines in Santorini trained into the traditional basket shape.
The most important white variety of the island is Assyrtiko and to a lesser extent, Aidani and Athiri.
Of the red varieties, we can find Mandilaria.
The tourist value of Santorini is known to all. and the wineries of the island offer exciting moments to the winelover. Santorini is the most remarkable and amazing place in the world!
The Venetsanos winery, is the culmination of this rich family tradition with the recently revamped buildings.
The exceptional architectural structure is combined with the history of one of the most important wine producers in the Aegean. The winery is located in the most breathtaking location offering incredible views over the caldera and volcanic islands.
Let's meet the wines in Concours Mondial des Feminalise 2022, the ideal pairing!
White wine PDO Santorini
Grape variety Assyrtiko 100%
From the “Giannas” vineyard. After a short pre-fermentation cold maceration the must is transferred to stain steel tanks where the fermentation takes place at low temperatures of 12-13 °C. Lees aging for a period of 4 months with light battonage.
Bright yellow color with green hues.
Delicate, intense, and aromas of pear, white flowers, and citrus fruits. Pronounced aromas of bitter orange, with hints of mastic and fennel root.
Rich, oily mouth, highly refreshing acidity, and a characteristic saltiness. Enjoyable long aftertaste. Enjoy it at 10-12 °C.
Grape variety Assyrtiko 95% , Aidani 3%, Athiri 2% .
White wine PDO Santorini
From the vineyards nearby Akrotiri and Megalochori area. After a short pre-fermentation cold maceration the must is moved in French oak barrels, with capacities of 225, 300, and 500lt, where the whole fermentation takes place for better integration of the oak aromas and flavors. Maturation for 4 months on fine lees with battonage.
Bright yellow color with golden tones.
Elegant aromas of lime and magnolias flowers.
A sense of citrus jam and mastic that co-exist harmoniously with herbal aromas of thyme, sage, and mineral hints.
On the palate, the wine has full body, oily texture, and high acidity which balances the depth of fruit and the high alcoholic content. Long aftertaste with persistent aromas of wood, roasted coffee, and vanilla.
Aging potential of 8 years. Enjoy it at 12–13 °C.
Venetsanos Winery carved into the nature. An unique winemaking expereience!
Photo Credit: Venetsanos Winery, Ventouris Photography