Estate Argyros winery
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Estate Argyros was established in 1903 by Georgios Argyros, in a 5 acres vineyard located in Episkopi Gonia Thiras (Santorini). Georgios Argyros made his wines according to the traditional Santorinian way, in order to take advantage of the grapes produced by his own vineyard. The wines produced were sold mainly in the local market.
Estate Argyros... since 1903
Top Greek wines are led by outstanding whites from this lovely island.
The top-scoring dry wine of this report is the Argyros Santorini Barrel 2004 (92 points on Wine Spectator's 100-point scale, $32), which is a barrel-fermented version of Assyrtiko, with small amounts of Athiri and Aidani. This is an unctuous white, filled with plenty of ripe fruit flavors that are joined by spice and mineral notes. Its structure indicates that it should age well over the next five years or so. Argyros also makes an outstanding unoaked Assyrtiko, the Santorini Canava 2004 (90, $20), a very crisp, juicy wine, with flavors of apple, peach and cherry and a spicy finish.
By Kim Marcus Wine Spectator