A great profile of Santorini by 1 Wine Dude
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Boutari – one of the largest Greek wine producers, brought both a modern touch and modern equipment to what had largely been small, traditional winemaking practices on Santorini. The biggest change, of course was the advent of (relatively) stable electricity on the island, which didn’t arrive until the 1960s but did mean that refrigeration could be used – which in turn meant cooling, stainless-steel fermentation, and and making modern winemaking styles possible, thus eliminating the oxidative qualities prevalent in the majority of the island’s wines. The result is vibrant Assyrtiko wines that (at their best) retain their citrus flower aromas and have decades of ageing potential thanks to a backbone of serious and vibrant acidity; another treasure that shouldn’t be lost.