2018 was the earliest harvest of the past decade as we started 10 days earlier that the usual picking date. The be lessened annual rainfall, approximately 155mm and the absence of rain in spring led to early maturation in the grapes and along with the minimized rainfall of the past years there was a 45% production reduction. But for the low quantities and the small berries we observed high concentration that offers wines of high acidity and intense mineral character
2017 was a relatively rainy year for Santorini with 249 mm of water which along with a mild winter led to healthy vines. The spring was nice as well with no extreme winds or heat and March was particularly rainy. Although by the end of June till the beginning of July we experienced a sudden heat wave that burned a part of the crop and dehydrated the grapes. As a result the production was reduced but the quality have been kept very high getting wines of high alcohol, high acidity and long aging potential.
The harvest of 2016 started one week earlier than the normal harvest date. The winter was quite mild with low rainfall of 199mm that lowered the production by 25%. The expression of Pure on 2016 is quite aromatic with a complex bouquet along with high acidity and the characteristic minerality of Santorini.