Karamolegos Vinsanto 2006 500ml
SKU 783441

Karamolegos Vinsanto Dessert Wine 2006

Santorini - Cyclades - Greece

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Rated 94 by Robert Parker
The 2006 Vinsanto, sundried for 12 days and then oak-aged for 60 months in French 500 liter barrels, comes in at 13% alcohol. Mostly Assyrtiko, of course, it also has 5% each of Aidani and Athiri blended in. It was seen in a 500ml bottle (pretty typical for the type). This is a gripping Vinsanto, concentrated and intense, with plenty of tension on the finish. There is zing and zest aplenty. The acidity balances the sugar brilliantly and it finishes with a burst of fruit and sugar laced into the palate, sometimes being on the decadent side. It has 350 g/l of residual sugar – not way beyond any norms, to be sure, but this is perceptibly rather sweet. Yet, while very sweet for sure, it doesn’t seem anywhere near that sweet. Call it an exciting bicycle ride coasting without brakes down a steep hill where you finally look down and find you’re exceeding the speed limit for cars – yet it all manages to work out somehow. Happily, the acidity holds up its end of the bargain here, providing that beautiful tension on the finish. Despite its power and concentration, it retained that sunny vivaciousness I love in Vinsanto. Three days later it was better still. If I had a quibble – there is not a hint of complexity here yet. That may come. It is only about 20 euros in Greece, which makes it a steal as far as I’m concerned. It is, alas, not yet imported. Drink it nicely chilled. Drink now-2035.
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Country: Greece

It is almost impossible to understate the importance of local and regionally produced wines in Greek culture. Across the country, from the cities of the mainland to the villages, mountainous regions and islands, wine is produced using traditional methods and native grape varietals, and is drank in households and taverns, either accompanying the much loved local cuisine or alone as a refreshment under the blazing Mediterranean sunshine. For wine lovers around the world, Greece is known for producing several wines with something unique and interesting to offer, a refreshing change from the norm filled with surprises and complex, occasionally challenging or unusual flavors and aromas. Thanks to the vast range in terrain across the archipelago, Greek wine is as varied as it is delicious, meaning there is plenty to explore and enjoy from this fascinating and ancient country.