Santorini Boutari

Santorini Boutari has a bright yellow color, a beautiful nose with flower aromas of lemon tree and jasmine and a well-structured palate with aromas of exotic and citrus fruits. It is a zesty refined wine with a perceived saltiness, an intense mineral body and a high acidity that gives a splendid finish. It pairs perfectly with fresh grilled fish with olive-oil lemon and thyme, fresh or steamed oysters, shrimps with lemon dressing, pasta with seafood or oysters, Greek salad, salads with sauce vinaigrette, cheeses with mild acidity such as feta or goat cheese. Enjoy it chilled at 10-12°C.

Grape Variety: 100% Assyrtiko
Region: Santorini
Country: Greece
Classification: PDO Santorini – 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. The wine is finally transferred to stainless steel tanks to gain volume and complexity by fine lees stirring for at least 3 months before bottling.

Latest Awards & Ratings

Vintage 2016
Silver International Wine Competition Thessaloniki, Greece, 2017

Vintage 2015
Wine Enthusiast 92 points
Wine & Spirits 92 points
Wine Advocate 90 points

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Vintage 2016

Alcohol: 13,1%
Volatile Acidity: 8,1 meg/lt. acetic acid
Total Acidity: 6,7 gr/lt tartaric acid
pH: 3.1
Reducing Sugars: 2,3 gr / lt.
Available Sizes: 750 ml
Case: 6 pack

Taste Profile

Awards & Ratings

Vintage 2016
Silver International Wine Competition Thessaloniki, Greece, 2017

Vintage 2015
Wine Enthusiast 92pts
Wine & Spirits 92pts
Wine Advocate 90pts

Vintage 2013
Wine Advocate 89pts
Wine Enthusiast 89pts
Wine Spectator 89pts

Vintage 2012
Judge’s choice & Top 25 Value Wines World wine awards Canada 2013
Bronze Decanter World Wine Awards 2013
Wine & Spirits 92pts
Wine Enthusiast 89pts
Wine Advocate 89pts

Vintage 2011
Wine & Spirits 90pts
Wine Advocate 90pts

Vintage 2010
Wine & Spirits 90pts
Wine Spectator 89pts

Vintage 2009
Silver International Wine Competition Thessaloniki, Greece, 2010
Bronze Decanter World Wine Awards 2010
Bronze Decanter World Wine Awards 2004
Distinction Wine Competition Prowein 2010 & 2011
Wine & Spirits 90pts
Wine Advocate 89pts
Wine Enthusiast 89pts

Vintage 2008
Silver International Wine Competition Thessaloniki, Greece 2009.

Vintage 2006
Gold International Wine Competition Thessaloniki, Greece 2007
Silver Japan Wine Challenge 2007

Vintage 1998
Wine & Spirits 90 pts

Vintage 1997
Wine & Spirits 88 pts

Vintage 1991
Diploma the world wine championships and the Beverage Testing Institute.