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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  • Gaia Estate Assyrtiko Santorini Thalassitis 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by sepriahi


  • Santorini Koutsoyiannopoulos

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    Winemaker's Notes:Fine white wine made from Assyrtiko grapes cultivated with special care from the family winery. The wine derives from the natural fruit of the grapes without pressing which is called, "anthos." Fresh and fruity and of excellent quality bottled after five months of fermentation. Read More

    Wine review by Constance Chamberlain


  • Gavalas Winery Santorini White Dry 2008

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    Winemaker's notes: Santorini, dry white wine, is produced from the exquisite ... ... native varieties of 905 Assyrtiko and Aidani (10%), carefully selected from the traditional vineyard of the island. This vineyard is considered to be the oldest in Greece, it has never been affected by the Phylloxera disease, and the grapes are grown on origi... Read More

    Wine review by Constance Chamberlain


  • Santorini Winery Assyrtico 2007

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    Winemaker's notes: ype: Dry white wine, Santorini Appelation of Origin of High ... of High Quality.Varieties: Assyrtiko 100%A traditional and famous wine of Santorini, with high alcohol degree and strong character. In the past, the vineyards used to harvested over matured, and they used to crash the grapes during the night, in traditional wine... Read More

    Wine review by Constance Chamberlain


  • Hatzidakis Assyrtiko Barrel 2007

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    Winemaker's notes:ype: Dry white wine, Santorini Appelation of Origin of High ... of High Quality.Varieties: Assyrtiko 100%Vinification: Direct separating of the must from the grapes, clarification and fermatation with selected dry yeasts at 18° C. During the alcoolic fermantation, the juice conveyed in new oak barrels. After the end of fermen... Read More

    Wine review by Constance Chamberlain


  • Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko White Imported-Greek 2009

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    Wine review by davestar


  • Thalassitis Santorini Gai'A 2008

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    Winemaker's Notes: 100% AssytikoTasting notes: Bone-dry wine with high acid and balance of flavors of delicate honeysuckle and a crisp, mineral finish. This white wine is of a strong personality that will age beautifully for 3-5 years if ideal storage conditions are provided. Read More

    Wine review by Constance Chamberlain


  • Athiri Weiß Sigalas Athiri & Assyrtiko Santorin Sigalas Domaine Diverse Weingüter Griechenland Griechenland 2008

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    Winemaker's Notes:Sigalis Santorini VQPRDAssyrtiko 100%Tasting notes: Straw blonde with light shades of green and a subtle nose of citrus fruit. Excellent structure with a depth of fruit-forward flavor with great minerality and acidity that adds freshness, with a lingering finish. Read More

    Wine review by Constance Chamberlain


  • Hatzidakis Winery Assyrtiko Santorini Nykteri 2007

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    Winemaker's Notes: S a n t o r i n i ype: Dry white wine, Santorini Appelation of Origin of High Quality.Varieties: ssyrtiko 90%, idani 5%, thiri 5% Vinification: Direct separating of the must from the grapes, clarification and fermatation with selected dry yeastsat 18°C. Duration of fermentation, 15 to 20 days contact With the non active yeast ... Read More

    Wine review by Constance Chamberlain


  • 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


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