Santorini is Greece's Grand Cru, a place that consistently produces highly distinctive, possibly inimitable, fine wines. The magic comes from a combination of the Assyrtiko grape variety and the island's volcanic soils. In these soils Phylloxera cannot survive, and so Santorini is home to many centuries-old, ungrafted vines whose root systems run deep. Trained on the ground in a basket shape to protect them from the wind, these vines yield Assyrtiko which is unmatched in its intensity, power, finesse and longevity.