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Argyros Santorini Assyrtiko 2018 750ml

Estate Argyros produces the ASSYRTIKO ARGYROS. It is a dry white wine made by the variety of Assyrtiko 100%, cultivated in the private vineyard...
$33.90
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Domaine Sigalas Santorini 2019 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2019 Santorini Assyrtiko, the flagship 100% Assyrtiko, is unoaked, dry (1.5 grams of residual sugar, 6.4 of total acidity and a pH...
93WA
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Gaia Estate Assyrtiko Thalassitis 2018 750ml

Rated 90 - 100% Assyrtiko. A fruit driven, aromatic nose shows green apple and pear notes, underripe peach and nectarine and some fermentation...
90DC
$25.93
$27.34
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$16.94
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Karamolegos Feredini Assyrtiko 2018 750ml

Rated 89 - The 2018 Feredini is an unoaked Assyrtiko, very dry and with a low pH of 2.95. It comes in at 13% alcohol. I loved the energy in this...
89WA
$22.74
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$15.94
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Kir-Yianni Assyrtiko 2018 750ml

Rated 88 - The 2018 Assyrtiko is unoaked, nicely dry and comes in at 13.5% alcohol. This is sourced from Amyndeon. Pretty solid in the mid-palate,...
88WA
$15.93
$16.84
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$35.44
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Pure Santorini 2015 750ml

Rated 95 - 100% Assyrtiko. Gently aromatic nose with lots of ripe nectarine, peach and apricot nuances – almost tropical. Precise, taut and...
95DC
92WA
$20.74
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Santo Wines Santorini 100% Assyrtiko 2018 750ml

Rated 95 - 100% Assyrtiko grown in volcanic soils in the villages of Pyrgos and Imerovigli. Vines are 40-60 years old, grown on their own...
95W&S
$39.54
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Vassaltis Santorini 100% Assyrtiko 2018 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2018 Santorini is unoaked and comes in with 13.8% alcohol, two grams of sugar and 6.8 grams of total acidity, virtually the same as...
90WA

Assyrtiko

Cultivated since at least the middle of the Byzantine era, the Assyrtiko grape is generally considered to be one the finest of the Greek grape varietals, as a result of its multi-purpose properties and ability to flourish on a wide range of terrains. The ancient Byzantines used it in conjunction with Aidani and Athiri grapes for the production of their unusual and naturally sweet Vinsanto wines, which are still produced today in Santorini, and continue to be popular. However, the Assyrtiko grapes are used for many different AOC wines across Greece, and are favored by wine makers who want to maintain a dryness and acidic punch to their produce.

The Assyrtiko grapes are renowned for their ability to maintain their acidity as they ripen beneath the blazing Mediterranean sun, resulting in wines which have a distinctive dryness and a range of citrus fruit aromas, as well as great structure and high tannins. Often, Assyrtiko grapes will produce wines which leave an unusual after-taste reminiscent of the mineral rich, volcanic soils they are grown in on the slopes of Santorini, making them a favorite for wine drinkers looking for something full of character and interesting attributes. The past twenty five years have seen Assyrtiko vines planted all over the Greek mainland, and even in Attica and Macedonia, where the softer terrain often produces more fruit forward wines with a milder, less astringent character. However, wherever this fine grape varietal is grown, it is rare the results will be anything less than excellent.

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