Kallisti Boutari

A wine with a pale golden color with greenish tints. A beautiful nose dominated by pear and green banana. Its high acidity results to a fresh and crunchy taste, soft and easy on the front of the palate but complex towards the end. The typical “minerality” of Assyrtiko is very evident on the finish. Kallisti Boutari pairs greatly with fish such as flounder and sea bass fillet. Unique with fresh oysters or pair it with escargots cooked in garlic butter next to Santorini fava. Enjoy it chilled at 10-12°C.

 

Grape Variety: 100% Assyrtiko

Region: Santorini

Country: Greece

Certification: PDO Santorini – Protected Designation of Origin

Category: Dry White Wine

Vineyards
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.

Winemaking
The grapes are selected and hand-harvested. They are stored overnight at the winery at very low temperatures to enhance varietal character. They are crushed and destemmed inside the press where cold soaking occurs to achieve maximum extraction of flavor. The must is then clarified by racking off the lees and alcoholic fermentation takes place at 16-20C. This phenolic-rich wine is then left to mature on fine lees with continuous stirring and finally it is bottled.

 

Latest Wine Ratings

Vintage 2012
Wine & Spirits 92 points

Vintage 2011
Siver International Wine Competition Thessaloniki, Greece

Category:

Vintage 2015

Alcohol: 12.5%
Volatile Acidity: 5.7 meq/lt acetic acid
Total Acidity: 6.7 gr/lt tartaric acid
pH: 3.18
Reducing Sugars: 2.3 gr/lt
Available Sizes: 750ml
Case: 6 pack

Taste Profile

Awards and Ratings

Vintage 2012
Wine & Spirits 92 points

Vintage 2011
Siver International Wine Competition Thessaloniki, Greece

Vintage 2010
Wine Spectator 92 points
Wine Enthusiast 92 points
Wine & Spirits 90 points

Vintage 2008
Gold Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Gold International Wine Competition Thessaloniki, Greece
Silver Oinothiki

Vintage 2007
Gold International Wine Competition, Thessaloniki, Greece

Vintage 2005
Silver International Wine & Spirits Competition