Domaine Papagiannakos Assyrtiko – Latitude Wine & Liquor Merchant

Latitude's Wine & Spirits Showcase 2021 tickets now on sale

Domaine Papagiannakos Assyrtiko

Domaine Papagiannakos Assyrtiko

Domaine Papagiannakos was established in 1919 in the heart of the plain of Mesogaia, Attica - just 30km from the shadow of the Acropolis. Third generation winemaker, Vassilis Papagiannakos, was born and bred in Markopoulo, and grew up around the family winery. At that time the Savatiano variety was the winery' s sole focus - but later Malagouzia was introduced, along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and other varieties. Vassilis owns 10 hectares of vineyard in the Attica region, and maintains long-term leases on a further 20 hectares, with vines on average 50-60 years old. Rocky, sandy, clay topsoil nurtures low yielding bush vines - extremely limited irrigation is employed. The Papagiannakos family continues its traditions whilst bringing the winery into the 21st Century with a stunning and innovative bioclimatic winery.

The best known Assyrtikos are found on the volcanic island of Santorini - but this wine from Papagiannakos comes very highly recommended. Its coastal location on the Attican peninsula infuses the wine with the same salinity and racing acidity due to its proximity to the sea.

Vineyards

Produced from 100% Assyrtiko grapes. The vines are grown on unirrigated limestone soil at around 100m altitude, in north-east Attiki.

Vinification

Grapes are typically harvested towards the end of August. The wine undergoes no oak ageing - it's fermented and matured in stainless steel at a controlled temperature (16-18ºC) with some time spent on fine lees. Maturation in bottle for up to a year.

Tasting Notes

Fresh floral aromas of citrus, white blossom, wild orange and lime. Further citrus characters on the textured, mineral palate with a refreshing saline acidity. A zesty, crisp and characterful white with potential to age.

Great paired with fetta, fish, white meat dishes and salad.

Please note: Vintages may vary. If you require a specific vintage please contact us in advance to check.

Close (esc)

Fancy 10% off wine and beers?

Set up an account, join the Loyalty List and receive a code for 10% off wine and beer (FOREVER). No funny business, just the occasional email about offers and tastings every now and then (we hate spam and don't have much time).

Get signed up

Age verification

By entering this website you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.

Search

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Shop now