Artemis Karamolegos is one of the most dynamic wineries on the unique island of Santorini. Led by his grandfather, who started making wine and cultivating vines as a hobby in the 1950s, Artemis founded the winery in 2004. Local variety Assyrtiko, which has become the flag bearer for quality wine across the whole of Greece, is at the heart of the estate’s production. They own just over 3ha of vineyards (some over 100 years old) from many of the best villages to grow Assyrtiko - Pyrgos, Megalorchori, Exo Gonia, Akrotiri and Fira. Long term leases on another 5ha allows them to manage and work with an amazing range of aspects, altitudes and local varieties. Their hugely talented young winemaker Lefteris Anagnostou crafts a small range of cuvées ranging from single vineyard wines though to multi-site blends using modern and ancient techniques.
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Artemis Karamolegos Ftelos 2017
Bright apricot nose on a wet gravel and flinty minerality. Sea weed, pink grapefruit on a juicy background.Impressively elegant mouthfeel with a briny tang flow and complex sea breeze flavours, lemon merangue pie and roasted cashew. Gorgeous sunny, salty and crystalline endless finish.
A single vineyard of very old rootstocks (over 150 years old) located on the district of Fira facing the caldera rim and producing a rare and special fruit.
Classic white vinification under controlled temperature is followed after a short pre-fermentation cold soak. Terroir driven approach to express its unique character. Maturation with the gross lees for 2 years in stainless steel tank. A period of cellaring adds more complexity and layers to this textbook Santorini.