Estate Argyros was established in 1903, and although multiple generations of Argyros made fine wines from top quality vineyards, it was Yiannis Argyros that propelled the estate into the world’s wine producing elite. Yiannis was instrumental in proving that the dry Assyrtikos of Santorini can be sublime and age worthy.
Matthaios Argyros, son of Yiannis, is the fourth generation of wine growers and is currently at the helm of Estate Argyros. He has been the driving force behind the establishment of the new winery and the further acquisition of vineyard land.
The vineyards of Santorini are famous for the basket shaped vines, a highly specific training system found nowhere else. Koulouri is a low bush vine training system, where the canes are woven into small bracelet-like shapes standing barely off the ground.
The vast majority of the Estate Argyros vines are trained in Koulouri, since its architecture allows for better control over the canopy, a finer balance between fruit and vegetation hence better fruit quality.
Assyrtiko represents the heritage of Estate Argyros.
It combines great elegance with finesse and minerality. It originated from Santorini and in terms of quality, it is one of the most important native Greek varietals.
Renowned as specialists in Assyrtiko, Estate Argyros has produced three very special Assyrtiko wines, which will be available for tasting at the upcoming ‘Greece is the Word’ Trade Days.
2021 Argyros Atlantis White
The Atlantis White is a blend of the dominant Assyrtiko grape, with a small proportion of Aidani and Athiri, to balance the acidity with fruit.
Light yellow colour, with vibrant aromas of citrus fruits, lemon blossom and delicate notes of exotic fruits. Light body, good balance in the mouth thanks to the wine’s acidity and minerality with a pleasant tingling aftertaste. Great with fish and seafood, pasta and poultry.
Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats.
2021 Santorini Assyrtiko
The most important bottling of the estate, this wine is the essence of what Estate Argyros stands for. Meticulously selected parcels of fruit, with vine age exceeding a century, from top quality areas of the island, this wine is fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures and aged for a further two months in tank on fine lees. This wine displays purity & racyness without excess and will continue to develop for at least a decade.
2020 Cuvée Monsignori
(Old Vine Assyrtiko)
This Cuvée is made using the oldest Assyrtiko vineyards on the property which give minute yields. Fermented, partially uninoculated, in stainless steel, at cool temperatures and aged for ten months in stainless steel tanks on fine lees. A wine of breed, extract and length, that needs about four years in bottle to unfold and can be confidently kept for more than a decade after vintage.