Assyrtiko

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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  • Tikves Winery

    The Tikves wine district, recognized as the most important quality vine growing region in Macedon...

  • Boutari

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  • Argyros Ktima Argyros Bareli 2007

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    Winemaker's notes: Estate Argyros BarrelA special wine produced in very limited quantities, has been created by introducing Santorinian Assyrtico grapes to oak barrels from central France.The sedulous selection of grapes, combined with the fermentation and ageing in French oak casks, has produced a rich, full-bodied wine.Wood essence and a hint ... Read More

    Wine review by Constance Chamberlain


  • Hatzidakis Winery Assyrtiko Santorini Nykteri 2005

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    Wine review by Katerinoula


  • Hatzidakis Winery Assyrtiko Santorini Nykteri 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Katerinoula


  • Boutari Santorini Santorini 2008

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    A slightly heavy, resinous nose with light lemon tea robe. Orange rind and ... acidity associated with the Assyrtiko grape. Can be drunk young (no patience required - I disagree with the Wine and Spirits review). Aging is possible but would only intensify the already "stewed" flavors... 86 poin Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • On New Year's Eve I was headed, by tradition, for an early dinner with friends. ... 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Assyrtiko. When we opened it, it was still quite cold and seemed somewhat one-dimensional, pleasant enough but it tasted like your basic inexpensive sauvignon blanc. As it warmed up and our appetizers arrived, it opened up and had som... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Discovering some Greek wines


  • Santowines Assyrtiko Santorini 2009

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    Wine review by stella brown


  • What would best accompany the following dish...many thanksGnocchi served on a bed of a pea puree and garnished with ricotta, mint, salt, pepper, olive oil and a 2 grilled strips of bacon Read More

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  • Gaia Estate Assyrtiko Santorini Thalassitis 2008

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    Spicy on the nose with pear fruit tones, salty minerals and a touch of glue. In the mouth this is big, rich and polished with great depth of fruit and a zesty yet muscular texture that highlights the dried fruit notes of the mid-palate and the notes of white pepper and salt on the long finish. Wonderful balanced and complex this is beautiful win... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • I have decided to learn about wines specifically because I was tired of going to restaurants and just picking "whatever everyone else picked". My brother, who had been a bartender for over 15 years told me to figure out what grape I liked and then sent me a video y John Cleese called "Wine for the Confused". :) After watching that video, I le... Read More

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  • Sigalas Santorini Barrel 2009

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    Wine review by mitoubab


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