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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  • Someone had to mention Abacela if he's thinking about Spanish grapes in ... furmint or rkatsiteli, or assyrtiko, you'd get my attention... even leanyka or kiralyleanyka--I've had some good wines with those.  But Auxerrois? BTW, selling out of your rose wine the first time you open the door sounds like a good problem to hav Read More

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  • Hi, I'm Tom Vail.  With my wife Marion, we grow pinot noir and pinot gris in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA.  Our label is Calamity Hill Vineyard and Farm.  We produce fewer than 100 cases of pinot noir and 50 cases of pinot gris each vintage.  Our tasting room is only open Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends and this year on the weekend prior to Than... Read More

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  • Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko White Imported-Greek 2009

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    Drink this young. Read More

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  • Gaia Estate Assyrtiko Wild Ferment 2012

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    Very interesting wine with a lot going on. At first the oak dominated on the nose so I was sure how I felt about it but after awhile the oak tames and you get a lot of mineral and citrus fruits. Very acidic, relatively long finish. Read More

    Wine review by lshelle004


  • I was planning on tasting these wines during the dog days of August, which ... ... fruit and mineral flavors of Assyrtiko.  During the past few months as I’ve been tracking the weather on Santorini it has been undeniably beautiful with a virtually unbroken string of sunny days. That is what we tend to think of when we think of Santorini, and b... Read More

    From the article The White Wines of Santorini.


  • Ignoring the tasting arrangements for the moment (though these are very ... ... ... need some thought.  Assyrtiko, anyon Read More

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  • With harvest truly getting underway in northern California, up to now it's ... ... crisp and mineral driven Assyrtiko from Sigalas and the old vines Albarino from Do Ferreiro that is not only a great value but really a benchmark among Albarinos 2011 Do Ferreiro Albarino Cepar Vellas Rias Baixas $752012 Sigalas Assyrtiko Santorini $45 And now o... Read More

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  • Domaine Hatzidakis Assyrtiko de Mylos Vielles Vignes 2011

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    Honeycomb and pumice greet the nose with subtle notes of old apples, old wood and dried flowers all topped with hints of coriander and caper adding complexity. Moderately rich and certainly powerful in the mouth, this feels less acidic than it might be, though it stays well structured in the mouth relying on both the acidity and minerality for s... Read More

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  • Boutari Assyrtiko Santorini 2012

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    Tight on the nose with a hint of tar laying under notes of dried peaches and ... mid-palate. A modern take on Assyrtiko that remains true to its roots. The finish here really shows how assertive Assyrtiko the grape . It is not to be tamed. 87p Read More

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