Assyrtiko is a white Greek wine grape indigenous to the island of Santorini. Assyrtiko is the most widely planted on Santorini, an island known forarid volcanic-ash-rich soils, harsh winds and hot temperatures. 

Santorini is a classified region of Europe under PDO Santorini. They island is known for it's Santori wine made of 100% Assyrtiko, Nykteri wines made of 75% or more Assyrtiko and the remaining percentage deriving from Aidani and Athiri and the sweet Vinsanto made up of 51%+ Assyrtiko with the remaning percentage deriving from Aidani and Athiri as well as other local varieties. Assyrtiko is often referred to as a white wine with a red wine's character due to it's full body and weight. Assyrtiko is a large-clustered, thin-skinned white grape that can be vinified dry to sweet. Dry wines are generally intensely mineral, high acid, full of citrus making this perfect company for a variety of foods, particularly grilled seafoods.

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  • "I think that for 90% of the readers of that article who want to buy wine ... from savatiano to rhoditis, assyrtiko and muscat. Each brings different things to the table. And when you're starting, it's easiest to pair the wine with Greek dishes like those I refer to in my post above, though the most efficient beginning might just be to ensure ... Read More

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  • Santo Wines Assyrtiko Santorini 2014


    High notes of heat and top notes of pineapple and violet with orange blossom and marmalade. Pleasant minerality and acidity with green apple and lime fruit flavors, some salt brick acidity and minerality graces the finish with white pepper and pear. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Domaine Sigalas Asirtiko-Athiri Santorini 2014


    Fiery aromas of rich peach and lemon on the nose, a good dose of steely minerality and green apple with an inviting savory and white peppercorn note. Excellent structure is immediately obvious, with well balanced flavors of lemon and melon, firm round fruit and buoying acidity. This is a well crafted selection worthy of attention. In addition to... Read More

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  • Gavalas Winery Santorini 2014


    Boldly pronounced aromas of dried apricot, lemon and mango with a good dose of heat rolling off the nose as well. Crisp and tart flavors of lemon on entry, coming through the mid palate with explosive acidity highlighting the strong citrus notes. There's also a touch of a wooded note towards the long finish with a whisper of melon rind. Read More

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  • Wine geeks are sometimes told to lighten-up. Wine is “just a ... ... specific glasses and pairing Assyrtiko rather than Sauvignon Blanc with crudo, I agree. However, I suggest you don’t tell a Georgian to chill about wine. In this dramatically rugged Caucasus Mountains country, wine is holy. And not just the communion wine.   Wine is part of t... Read More

    From the article A Reverence for Georgia Wines

  • It's been said that Greeks are the biggest fans of Greek wine and that the ... ... wine in question, an Assyrtiko from Santorini, had a “pale yellow color, floral aroma, cushion-soft texture and crisp, refreshing, salty tang” that left Lyons “in raptures.” Surprised by the surprising wine, Lyons chatted with fellow wine writer Mark Squires ab... Read More

    From the article Greek Means Good: WSJ Reporter Hails Ancient Country's Wines

  • Domaine Hatzidakis Assyrtiko de Mylos Vielles Vignes 2011


    Very enjoyable wine. Strong flavours of pear and spice. very nice mineral finish. Read More

    Wine review by Lenez

  • Thought I'd start a topic to see what "different" wines people are drinking. I've been on a hunt to find wines made from lesser known grapes or from unusual areas. Here's one of each.This is a rose made from Cinsault, not too unusual right? Well this is from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Either they don't make very good wine in Lebanon or this bo... Read More

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  • Greece is a small country, roughly the size of Alabama. It has more than 2000 ... ... Some like Agiorgitiko, Assyrtiko, Moschofilero or Xinomavro are no stranger to anyone with an interest for Greek wine. There are many more that few have ever heard of. Several of those are only grown in very limited areas, sometimes only in a single village.... Read More

    From the article Let's Get Geeky: Obscure Greek Wine Grapes

  • Hatzidakis Santorini 2013


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