Assyrtiko

Indigenous to the island of Santorini, this is a bone dry white wine with very mineral and crisp pronounced acidity. The volcanic soil provides protection against disease (phylloxera had no chance surviving) The abundant sun and warm temperatures are responsible for the grape’s maturity and naturally high alcohol. In the evenings though, temperatures drop drastically, thus relaxing the grapes and contributing to the varietals piercing acidity. Here lies the unusual fact for a wine from the warm (even hot) Mediterranean region: A grape that retains high alcohol as well as elevated acidity at the same time. When young, the lemon, citrus profile along its pronounced mineral notes compare it to a Chardonnay (Chablis style). As it ages (5 plus years), it turns towards a dry Riesling with complex bees wax (petrol) notes
Assyrtiko Sur Lies
$38.99

Assyrtiko Sur Lies

Vriniotis Winery

One of the best mainland Assyrtiko! Now Robert Parker agrees with us with a recent award of 92 pts!   If you love French Chablis, this is for you! ...

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$38.99
Neottia 2018 - Karadimos
$22.50

Neottia 2018 - Karadimos

Karadimos Family

Assyrtiko from Mainland Greece!

$22.50
Assyrtiko Papagiannokos 2019
$26.00

Assyrtiko Papagiannokos 2019

Papagiannakos Winery

So thrilled to have this in our shop!  From Central Greece (Attiki) with its limestone soil and the climate of this area of Greece, play very nicel...

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$26.00