Tasting notes: Island to Island

Didn’t make it to our NYC tasting last month? We’re sorry. You [sadly] missed delicious food from the BLT Fish kitchen and fantastic wines from our 10 producers.

OK, we’ll quit the cruelty and let you in on what did you missed, all of which [happily] are imported.

FLIGHT 1

1. SIGALAS SANTORINI 2010, Assyrtiko 100%, Alcohol: 14.2% pH: 3.1

2. GAIA THALASSITIS 2010, Assyrtiko 100%, Alcohol: 13.0% pH: 3.0

3. GAVALAS SANTORINI 2009, Assyrtiko 100%, Alcohol: 13.1% pH 3.2

4. KOUTSOYIANNOPOULOS SANTORINI 2009 , Assyrtiko 100%, Alcohol: 13.13% pH: 3.0

5. SIGALAS SANTORINI 2006, Assyrtiko 100%, Alcohol: 13.7% pH: 3.1

FLIGHT 2

1. GAIA ASSYRTIKO WILD FERMENT 2010, Assyrtiko 100%, Alcohol: 13.0% pH: 3.03. Fermented using wild yeast (Part Inox 1000lt & Part Barrel). Aged 5 months with all new wood: 70% Fr, 20% US, 10% Acacia

2. HADZIDAKIS NYKTERI 2009, Assyrtiko 100%, Alcohol: 15.0 % pH: 3.11. 8-9 months French oak (2nd/3rd/4th Use)

3. ESTATE ARGYROS  2009, Assyrtiko 100%, Alcohol: 13.0% pH: 2.92. 20% fermentation new French oak

4. SANTO WINES NYTERI RESERVE 2008 , Assyrtiko 100%, Alcohol: 14.0% pH: 2.83. 9 months French oak

5. BOUTARI KALISSTI RESERVE 2007, Assyrtiko 100%, Alcohol: 14.0% pH: 3.12. 7 months French oak

FLIGHT 3

1. ROUSSOS VINSANTO 2006, Assyrtiko 75%, Aidani 15% Athiri 15%. Res. Sugar: 180 g/l Alcohol: 11.5%

2. KARAMOLEGOS VINSANTO 2005, Assyrtiko 75%, Aidani 25%. Res. Sugar: 225 g/l Alcohol: 10.9%

3. SANTO WINES VINSANTO 2004, Assyrtiko 80%, Aidani 20%. Res. Sugar: 238 g/l Alcohol: 10.9%

4. HADZIDAKIS VINSANTO 2003, Assyrtiko 60%, Aidani 40%. Res. Sugar: 286 g/l Alcohol: 13.0%

5. ARGYROS VINSANTO 1989, Assyrtiko 80%, Aidani 10%, Athiri 10%. Res. Sugar: 240 g/l Alcohol: 14.0%

IMPORTERS: Aretemis Karamolegos; Hellas Imports // Boutari: Terlato Wines International // Canava Roussos: Petropoulos Imports // Domaine Sigalas: Diamond Wine Importers // Estate Argyros: Athenee Importers // Gaia: Athenee Importers // Gavalas Winery: Dionysos Imports // Hatzidakis: Trireme Imports // Koutsoyannopoulos Winery: Athena Imports // SantoWines: Stellar Importing

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