Anhydrous Icon pdo santorini 2022


The Anhydrous Winery's "Icon" is a notable wine from Santorini, Greece. It is an Assyrtiko wine, made from 100% Assyrtiko grapes, known for its strong structure, purity, and density of fruit. The wine matures in a concrete oval tank for nine months, during which an internal vortex occurs, creating a natural batonnage. This process contributes to the wine's unique characteristics.The tasting notes for the Icon reveal a profile of dense fruit flavors, including nectarines, apricots, and lemon blossom, combined with the presence of sea breeze and remarkable salinity. It offers sharp acidity and minerality on the palate, described as clean, strict, with a strong structure, high complexity, and a great salty aftertaste. The Icon's viticulture involves self-rooted basket-shaped vines (kouloures) that are 60 years old. The wine is produced through spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts and remains on the fine wine lees for nine months. It is matured for nine months in a cement egg-shaped tank and has an aging potential of up to 10 years. This wine, sourced from the location of Pyrgos in Santorini, truly embodies the distinct terroir of the region, offering a unique tasting experience that reflects the volcanic origins and the surrounding sea breeze of the island.