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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  • Santo Wines Santorini Nykteri 2013

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    Candied and sweetly floral on the nose with a hint of butteriness and a touch f ... ... On the simple side for Assyrtiko but at the same time this should be wildly popular with anyone who enjoys white wine. Theres a hint of tannin here and austerity that really adds energy on the modest finish. 88p Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Gavalas Nykteri 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Gavalas Nykteri 2012

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    Earthy with the wood from barrel ageing immediately apparent on the nose. Its well integrated adding resiny, sweet and smoky nuances to the nose but obvious and slightly more pronounced than the ripe pear and green floral notes that emerge in the glass. Lovely and bright on entry, this has a little weight and just a touch of roundness and creami... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Sigalas Santorini 2013

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    Dusty on the nose with decidedly volcanic soil aromas, steely white fruits, a hint of something vaguely celery like, more like cardoon and some dried citrus pith notes. Broad on entry, and rather elegant, this is chiseled in the mouth with great salinity and savoriness up front followed by hints of white peach, lime pith and a faint red apple no... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Hatzidakis Santorini 2013

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    Hugely salty and mineral on the nose right out of the bottle with slow to emerge aromas of lightly melony and orange rind tinged fruit. this gains a hint of apricot with additional air but never loses its piercing seabreeze and salty notes. This is rich yet cutting in the mouth. A real wow wine with terrific energy even though there is substant... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Hatzidakis Santorini 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • I’m often asked what my favorite wines are. Just today I was asked what ... ... light and crisp like Assyrtiko from Santorini in Greece, Vinho Verde from Portugal, or Vernacchia or Orvieto from Italy.” All great choices and certainly more than appropriate but when I really stop and think about it not only would I reach for a pinot Blanc, but ... Read More

    From the article Pinot Blanc, Pinot Bianco, Weissburgunder.


  • We've had great success with our series of wine recommendations from some ... rewarded.White: Santo Wines Assyrtiko.  Forget everything you’ve heard about Greek wines, and enjoy this delicate and wine from a volcanic island.  Elements of honey and green apple with perfect acidity and a gorgeous nose.  Rose: Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angel R... Read More

    From the article Getting to know: Ben Carter


  • Spyros Hatziyiannis Assyrtiko Santorini 2008

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    Took a chance and bought this on sale/close out. I know this wine is supposed to be a bit darker and bigger than a normal white wine and slightly oxidized but this one was rusty orange and had a distinct port nose and flavor, little to no acidity or fruit. Way passed its prime - lesson learned. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Santo Wines Assyrtiko 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


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