The wines of Sigalas

An exciting producer from Santorini, Greece

Sigalas began life in 1991 in a traditional underground cave (canava), and then built a proper winery in 1998. They are making some of the most exciting wines in Santorini.

Sigalas Santorini 2016 Santorini, Greece
100% Assyrtiko. Rounded and saline with nice linear mineral core. Lovely citrus fruits here: stony and detailed. 92/100

Sigalas Kavaleiros 2015 Santorini, Greece
Single vineyard Assyrtiko that spends 18 months on its lees in stainless steel. Very stony, salty and mineral, with direct citrus fruit, some pear and a hint of sweetness. 93/100

Sigalas Nychteri 2013 Santorini, Greece
Assyrtiko fermented and aged in oak for 13 months. Powerful, rich, sweetly fruited wine with apricot and pear and marmalade. Powerful and intense with bold sweet fruit. 90/100

Sigalas Mavrotragano 2015 Cyclades, Greece
100% Mavrotragano. Very ripe and sweetly fruited with a salty edge to the sweet cherry and plum fruit. Very ripe and friendly with super sweet fruit. 89/100

Sigalas Assyrtiko 2008 Santorini, Greece
Pale in colour. Pure and linear with a lovely salty, mineral edge to the citrus fruit, with a hint of nice reduction. There’s a bit of candied richness here and some subtle toast. So pure and linear. Drinking beautifully now. 93/100


Sclavos, Cephalonia
Hatzidakis, Santorini
Thymopoulos, Naoussa
Mylonas, Attica
Tetramythos, Pelopponese
Lyrarakis, Crete
Sigalas, Santorini

Doulofakis, Crete


Wines tasted 05/17

Article published March 2019

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