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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  • My wife and I are headed to the Greek Islands for two weeks in June. We're looking for a heads up of some good wines to try while we're there. Any suggestions? Read More

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  • Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko White Imported-Greek 2009

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    Wine review by themanofstrath


  • Canava Roussos Vinsanto 1999

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    Vinsanto of Santorini. (Vinsanto originated from Greece).A mythical wine. Vinsanto Canava Roussos. The mythical appellation for a wine holding within it well-hidden secrets passed from generation to generation for 170 years. It originates from the renowned Asyrtiko, Athiri, Aidani varieties leisurely dried on Santorini terraces and cooled in th... Read More

    Wine review by WineCaviar


  • Canava Roussos Vinsanto 1999

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    Vinsanto of Santorini. (Vinsanto originated from Greece).A mythical wine. Vinsanto Canava Roussos. The mythical appellation for a wine holding within it well-hidden secrets passed from generation to generation for 170 years. It originates from the renowned Asyrtiko, Athiri, Aidani varieties leisurely dried on Santorini terraces and cooled in th... Read More

    Wine review by WineCaviar


  • Hatzidakis Winery Assyrtiko Santorini Nykteri 2005

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    Fantastically balanced wine from this boutique winery in a cave on a hillside on Santorini. One of the best examples of this variety. Read More

    Wine review by spikeybones


  • Santorini Vinsanto 2004

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    Crisp for sure, but maybe a bit too sweet (near apertif-y) on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by jasonkauf


  • Hatzidakis Winery Assyrtiko Santorini Nykteri 2005

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    Floral, with fragmented and well balanced acidity and minerality, this assyrtiko made wine is a wonderfull ambassador for its kind!2005 would be lovely till 2009 I think. Read More

    Wine review by stavrostop


  • Boutari Assyrtiko Santorini Kallisti 2005

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    Wine review by kbusque


  • Boutari Assyrtiko Santorini Vinsanto 2003

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  • Hatzidakis Winery Assyrtiko Santorini Nykteri 2002

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