Kallisti Reserve

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

Region: Santoriini

Country: Greece

Classification: Protected Designation of Origin Santorini

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
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.

Latest Wine Ratings

Vintage 2012: Wine & Spirits 92 points

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

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Vintage 2015

Alcohol: 13,2%
Total Acidity: 5,8 gr/lt tartaric acid
pH: 3,09
Reducing Sugars: 3,1 gr / lt.
Available Sizes: 750ml
Case: 6 pack

Taste Profile

Awards & Ratings

Vintage 2012
Wine & Spirits 92 points

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

Kallisti Reserve 2007
Gold International Wine Competition of Thessaloniki 2009
Silver Concours Mondial de Bruxells 2009
Distinction Decanter World Wine Awards 2010

Kallisti Reserve 2006
Silver International Wine Competition of Thessaloniki 2007

Kallisti Reserve 2005
Silver Decanter World Wine Awards 2007

Kallisti Reserve 2004
Silver Decanter World Wine Awards 2006
Distinction Wine Competition Prowein 2006

Kallisti Reserve 2003
Silver Challenge International du vin Blaye Bourg 2005
Bronze Decanter World Wine Awards 2004

Kallisti Reserve 2002
Bronze International Wine & Spirits Competition 2004

Kallisti Reserve 2000
Silver Vinalies Internationales 2003

Kallisti Reserve 1990
Silver Challenge International du vin Blaye Bourg 1994