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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  • Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko White Imported-Greek 2009

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    Wine review by gkalemanis


  • Gaia Estate Assyrtiko Santorini Thalassitis 2009

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    Wine review by pjagator


  • Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko White Imported-Greek 2009

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    Not a strong nose but a hint of tropical fruits. Smooth medium body and mouth feel with pineapple and mineral blended well with balanced acidity. An oak background; fleeting yet pleasant finish. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar


  • 83 Sigalas Santorini Asyrtiko Greece 2010

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    Nose reminiscent of a pina colada and strong tropical fruit aroma. Very smooth mouth feel that builds in acidity and wonderfully dry. Keeps the tropical fruit profile until the acidity eventually overtakes it - lasting finish. Opens with time. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar


  • Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko White Imported-Greek 2009

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    Slightly acidic nose, mineral. Velvety light mouth feel with a kick at the end. Biting acidity that grows throughout the tasting. Hints of citrus and pear that opens over time. Smooth after taste. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar


  • Re-Posted by Sonata Wine:Greek wines Rule!OK, let's start with Santorini.  ... here are made from the white Assyrtiko varietal (at least 75% by law).  The vines are grown close to the ground in a manner more reminiscent of crowns or baskets, and the grapes are grown inside, with the outer "basket" protecting the fruit from the high winds.Des... Read More

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  • Our company is called Sonata Wine, and we import wine from all over Greece to the United States. Our company's mission is to educate the American wine community about the incredible complexity of the Greek wine world, and why the wines being produced there are a story that must be told.  Though Greek wines have sometimes been negatively sti... Read More

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  • Volcan Wines Kamaritis 2001

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    Made it a secret recipe belonging to the families great-grandfather, this sweet wine is produced in absolutely limited numbers. For this reason it is not found on sale outside the winery. It is aged for ten years in oak barrels before bottling. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar


  • Volcan Wines Vinsanto 2008

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    Heavy mouth feel with the constancy of syrup. Sun dried 14 days and aged 2-4 years in oak barrels giving a strong full-oak taste. It has an intense reddish brown color. It has the intense aromas of coffee, caramel, dried fruit, jam, raisins and dried nuts. It is very sweet on the palate with an acidity that keeps everything in balance. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar


  • Volcan Wines Abelones Koutsoyannopoulos 2009

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    Fruity aroma with a fresh fruit taste that is full, yet soft. A velvety mouth feel that leads in to a nice oak finish. Slightly unbalanced acidity attributed to the volcanic rock that the soil is composed of. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar


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