Sigalas: Santorini’s Finest Wine

As part of our exploring the volcanic island of Santorini, we had a terrific experience at Sigalas vineyards, which arguably produces Greece’s best wine. The sight was beautiful and wines delicious. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

Harvest season was just starting and the grapes were at their finest.

They had a large variety of wines and trying all 12 only cost 10 Euro. Quite a deal for such a diverse assortment of terrific wines. The whites were definitely their most celebrated production and it turned out to be the best white wine we’ve ever tasted. The volcanic soil and hot, arid climate make for perfect wine production. We really took to the Assyrtico varietal, a type of grape indigenous to this region. It has a good citrus component, medium weight, and strong mineral notes from the volcanic soil. Outstanding wine. Robert Parker Wine Advocate gave the Assyrtico 2010 vintage 91 points. Their Vin Santo was also terrific. Quite different from the Tuscan Vin Santo. Less vanilla and almond notes. It was a perfect dessert wine and Sydney preferred it over Montepulciano Vin Santo.

After the wine tasting, we experienced some traditional Santorini cuisine, which was superb. Local goat cheese, capers like I’ve never tasted before, home made sun dried tomatoes and a marinara sauce, plus a unique bread with olive oil and caper leaves.

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