Project Description

The Volcanic Slopes Vineyards Story

Pure is a boutique project, which began with the 2013 vintage. It is part-owned by Matthew Argyros, and is located in a simply, but beautifully renovated ‘Canava’  an old cellar on a hill, carved from the pumice,  just outside Episcopi Gonia. Only 6,000 bottles are produced each year, and the wine comes from a couple of parcels of very old vines. Two hundred year old vines. Let me write that again: two hundred year old vines. Half is planted on the white  pumice from Pyrgos and half is on black basalt from Megalo Chori. Part was free run juice and part very gently pressed from whole bunches. The wine ferments in concrete and then spent 14 months on fine lees before bottling. It’s a complex, rich, but very nicely-balanced wine with probably a good potential to age. We receive a small allocation, but this isfast becoming one of the cult wines of Greece.

Volcanic Slopes Vineyards Wines

White

Code Description Year
ARPUR17B Pure, Santorini Assyrtiko 2017
ARPUR16M Pure, Santorini Assyrtiko Magnum 2016
ARPUR15M Pure, Santorini Assyrtiko Magnum 2015