Selene Santorini Cuvée Privée reflects our love for the authentic character of Santorini wine. It is the result of blind tastings with Master of Wine Yiannis Karakasis, curator of the Selene wine list, to choose a wine that will summarize the essence of the Santorini terroir. Minerality, high intensities and finesse.
Through the excellent work of small family producers, we chose special casks from the Venetsanos winery. One of the most historic and innovative wineries of the island that since 1947 stands out for its very high-quality standards.
The grapes come from selected vineyards of Megalochori, an area that gives a particular herbal signature of green tea and sage to the wine. They have been fermented with neutral yeasts to express the fruit's purity while part of the wine matured in old barrels for five months. In combination with the fine wine lees' ageing, a wine of enjoyment and deep complexity emerged.
We chose the most environmentally friendly materials for the packaging: light-weight bottle with the lowest CO2 footprint and ecological cork with beeswax. The label was designed to capture the unique morphology of Santorini and printed in FSC certification paper that ensures products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
Selene Santorini Cuvée Privée is a wine that offers generous gastronomic virtues but can also be easily consumed as an aperitif.
Selene Santorini Cuvée Privée is not another rosé wine but a synthesis of one of Greece's rarest indigenous varieties, Mouhtaro, with Syrah in equal measures. It is produced by the Masters of Rosé in Greece, Muses Estate, and was chosen by another Master, Yiannis Karakasis Master of Wine, curator of Selene wine-list in an exhaustive blind tasting.
Grapes are sourced from the historic Valley of the Muses, home of Hesiod and Dionysus producing a delicious rose wine for meze and tapas style food, such as sushi, grilled octopus or tomato stuffed balls.
We chose the most environmentally friendly packaging materials: light-weight bottle with the lowest CO2 footprint and ecological cork. The label was designed in a minimalistic approach and printed in FSC certification paper that ensures products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.