Tasting Characteristics: 100% Assyrtiko from the vineyard that is considered to be the oldest in Greece boasting vines up to 500 years old. With bright yellow colour, delicate aromas of fruit – pear, lemon and pineapple – and a smooth, rich, fruity and full-bodied palate. It has a balanced acidity and a long finish. An ideal accompaniment to seafood, white meat and light cheese.
Awards: 2016 vintage – 90 points Robert Parker, Gold medal at the TexSom International Wine Awards.
Region: Santorini, PDO
Grape Variety: Assyrtiko 100%
Gavalas Winery: Gavalas family winery is one of the oldest wineries in Santorini. In the traditional village of Megalochori, the fourth generation of winemakers aims at highlighting the unique characteristics of Santorini’s terroir. The family-owned winery celebrates local varieties and only produces limited quantities of wine every year. Gavalas winery vinifies the most vibrant variety in Greece, Assyrtiko, as well as Aidani, Mandilaria and Mavrotragano. It is the only winery in Santorini that vinifies the indigenous rare varieties of Katsano and Voudomato.