Gramina 2021

Santorini, Greece

Vassaltis Vineyards

Case config
6 x 750mL
4 cases

Vintage: 2021

Varietal Composition: 100% Assyrtiko

Classification: Protected Designation of Origin Santorini

Area: A selected plot in Vourvoulos

Vinification & Elevage: A 100% Assyrtiko wine made from grapes hand picked before dawn from a single vineyard plot. Whole cluster pressed immediately upon arrival at the winery to preserve fruit freshness. The wine matures for 12 months on its lees. After bottling, the wine rests in our cellars for 7 more months before release.

Colour: Gold, green tints

Nose: Rich and complex, ripe lemon and other citrus fruits, flint stone, bread, honey, jasmine, toast, saline.

Taste: Salt, citrus, stone fruits, balancing acidity, primary fruit, structured and concentrated , full bodied, very long after-taste.

Pairing Suggestions: This pairs well with all manner of grilled fish and seafood, roasted white meats, butter sauces, strong cheese, and even roasted lamb. Best Served at 12° C.

Gramina 2021

Reviews for Gramina 2021

96 points
Michael Godel

Of course 100 per cent assyrtiko, picked and collected between six and eight AM, straight into the press, stainless steel vinified, no cooling, no passing go, no collecting 200 drachmas. All about preserving essential freshness, finesse and elegance. Spontaneous fermentation, a year on lees, in bottle six months. It is right here where we are to understand why Yiannis Valambous gave up a life 14 years ago that was not focused on Santorini, chose to return and altered his history. Santorini once a place of summers spent without purpose or tension is now all encompassing, focused on assyrtiko and for good reason. It is the variety to which all white grapes now aspire. Gramina sheds distraction and focuses on purity and 2021 is a great vintage. It celebrates assyrtiko from where it thrives and conveys that all important message of place. After tasting the Vassaltis Cuvée Des Vignerons 2021 winemakers around the world will ask their farmers to plant the grape in the place where they are. They will do so because even a fraction of this excellence will be worth pursuing. Drink 2023-2033.