One of the signs of great quality is the ability to age, to stand the test of time. Santorini wines can be a perfect example and most Estate Argyros wines are made to last, rather than offering immediate but passing enjoyment.
Of course, personal preference is paramount, especially when tasting dry Assyrtikos – some prefer the crystalline purity of the youth, some enjoy the textural complexity of age, while some get immense pleasure from the multifaceted expression of the deep maturity.
Since Estate Argyros are made in minute quantities and assessing ageing ability through repeated tastings is an option for very few, the wine making team of the estate issues annually a vintage chart to guide collectors around the world.
Most of the tastings made to form this chart are made with bottles that never left the winery and kept in ideal conditions, so bottles stored in warmer cellars are expected to reach each stage earlier, while magnums and jeroboams have, at least, +25% slower development.