A wine with a bright yellow color complex aging aromas (wood, hazelnut, smoke) that blend greatly with the fruity aromas of the variety (apple, peach and lemontree). Kallisti Reserve is a full-bodied wine, rich, fatty and round with balanced acidity. It has a warm long finish with the typical “metallic” twist of Assyriko. Kallisti Reserve pairs perfectly with lobster, grilled fish with garlic and lime, pasta with shrimps or seafood, crab salad, fresh oysters with ginger, as well as white spice meats and smoked cheeses. Enjoy it chilled at 10-12°C.
Grape Variety: 100% Assyrtiko
Classification: Protected Designation of Origin Santorini
Category: Dry White Wine
All the fruit for this wine comes from the volcanic and sandy soils of Santorini. The vines are 50-60 years old and are caned pruned trained in a woven basket called “Kouloura”. The average yield is 2500-3500 kg.
All grapes are hand harvested. We select incoming grapes by hand for optimum quality and then cool them at 10°C, before they are destemmed, crushed and pressed. Part of production undergoes cold soaking to maximize aromas into the must. We transfer the free-run juice to fermentors and rack off the lees at very low temperature to achieve optimum clarity. We then proceed with alcoholic fermentation at 14-18C to achieve primary and secondary aromas and then transfer the wine to new French oak barrels for the end of fermentation and to continue maturation on fine lees for 6 months. After bottling the wine spends at least 3 months inside the bottle before it is released.