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Rated 90 - Lime zest, green pears, jasmine and sea salt on the nose. Some wild herbs, too. It's bright and...
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Crystal, bright sub-yellow – straw, with greenish hints. Nose intense and rich, complex, typical of the variety....
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Rated 91 - A creamy yet fresh and bright white, with aromas of lemons, cream, hazelnuts, sliced apples and white...
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Crystal clear color with green highlights. The nose is generous with aromas of citrus, apples, mineral and saline...
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Rated 90 - The 2020 Thalassitis is an unoaked Assyrtiko, dry (2.1 grams of residual sugar, 7.1 of total acidity) and...
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THALASSITIS is produced from Santorini’s indigenous white grape variety, Assyrtiko. All the Assyrtiko grapes...
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Rated 95 - Fermentation is in 45% stainless steel, 45% wood (equal parts French and American oak and acacia) and 10%...
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Rated 93 - Bright and inviting, with bags of zippy lemon blossom on the nose, zesty acidity and stone fruit on the...
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Intense, with refreshing acidity and firm structure, Assyrtiko is a wine ideal for food pairings: fish fillet roasted...
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Bottle: $16.76
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MONOGRAPH ASSYRTIKO captures a multileveled manner, which can be achieved with this Greek variety, when it is...
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The limestone soil and the unique microclimate of the region produces wine with a very clean and crisp profile with...
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100% Assyrtiko grown in volcanic soils in the villages of Pyrgos and Imerovigli. Vines are 40-60 years old, grown on...
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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.

Additional Information on Greek Wines

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