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In Antiquity, mixing wine with sea (???Thalassa?? in Greek) water was a very well known practice applied to give therapeutic virtues to wine. The wines resulting from this process were called ???Thalassitis Oenos?? (sea-originated wine). Without mixing, obviously, our wine with seawater, we strongly believe that the proximity of Santorini?۪s vineyard to the Aegean Sea is one of the most important factors forming the special character of our Thalassitis. Thalassitis is produced from Santorini?۪s indigenous white grape variety, Assyrtiko. Perhaps, it is the only variety in the Mediterranean that manages to combine full maturity of grapes with considerably high acidity, despite the specific climatic conditions of the Island. This fact is an essential factor for accomplishing flavour balance in dry white wines. This is a bone-dry wine with strong character: full-bodied, well-structured with crisp acidity, distinctive minerality and delicate honeysuckle aromas.