Wooden box with Tselepos Santorini old vintages
Santorini Canava Chrissou - Tselepos 2014 and 2015
Notes from Yiannis Karakasis MW
2014 was the first vintage of the winery with a production of just 12,000 bottles. Harvest started in 5/8 ending 15 days later. The grapes are sourced from three different terroirs of the island, Pyrgos in the center, Emborio and Akrotiri in the southernmost point and close to the sea.
The Vintage: 2014 was a year of extreme weather conditions affecting the vineyard, with rains in winter as well as in early June. The result was low production but excellent quality with crisp acidity and compact structure.
The Wine: With alcohol of 13.5% (pH at 2.86 and acidity at 6.5 grams of tartaric) 2014 shows signs of a lovely evolution delivering smoke and honey around a core of lime and citrus fruit. On the palate the taste summarizes the unique terroir of the island expressive of power but also with intense mineral and salty flavours.
Tips: Decant the wine for 30 minutes and enjoy it cool but not particularly chilled. Prefer a large glass like for a red wine and match it with slow cooked lamb, turkey, roasted squid, oysters or grilled shrimps.
Released in approximately 18,000 bottles, the 2015 Santorini comes from the same terroirs and has followed the same vinification in stainless steel as the 2014. It matured on the lees for 3 months as well for greater complexity and fruit depth.
The Vintage: 2015 was a year of mild weather for most of the growing season resulting in powerful wines of exceptional quality.
The Wine: With an alcohol at 14.1% (pH at 2.86 and acidity at 5.93 grams of tartaric acid) it is slightly richer than 2014 with a fruity core along herbal and mineral scents. Full bodied on the palate with fine balance between the richness and the razor sharp acid of Assyrtiko.
Tips: Decant the wine for 30 minutes and enjoy it cool but not particularly chilled. Prefer a large glass like for red wine and match it with richer dishes that play a bit with butter. Some ideas are pork with apricots or quinces, fat fish such as salmon and grilled crayfish. You can try it also with the intriguing pairing of foie gras. Acidity will balance and tame the richness of the dish in a very elegant way.
- Brand: Greece and Grapes
- Availability: Only 1 available
- Ex Tax: 63.55€
- Price in reward points: 1590