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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  • SANTORINI: Hatzidakis WinerySantorini Appellation of Origin of High ... 2011Varietal: 100% AssyrtikoType: Dry White WineThe wine, Santorini, is made using the Assyrtiko grape, which is the most famous white Greek grape varietal. In some cases, this wine can appear as a blend of Aidani or Athiri, along with the Assyrtiko.Vinification: There is d... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hatzidakis SANTORINI... by 1276063grkwine 1276063 grkwine


  • Vatistas Assyrtiko Monemvasia 2008

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    Wine review by alexworsnip


  • Working for an import company, bringing in Greek Wines, a big struggle I have ... ... to the country such as Assyrtiko, Agiorgitko, Moschofilero, and so on? What is your favorite Greek Wine? Where did you have it Read More

    Forum post in the topic Ever Try a Greek Wine? by 1276063grkwine 1276063 grkwine


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  • Gavalas Winery Santorini White Dry 2010

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    Wine review by jennibartels


  • My name is Cornelius Wesseling, wine & food journalist from Middelburg, Holland.Just last month my restyled website www.graperover.com went in cyberspace. This site(beta) is focussing on Greek wine, -wineries, -grapevarieties, -food and -culture. If you have anything to contribute on these subjects, do not hesitate to contact me, preferably via ... Read More

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  • Argyros Red Blend Santorini Atlantis 2008

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    I'm guessing this is what I had - Argyros Atlantis Regional Dry Red, 2008 vintage. I liked this winery's white, and this was not a disappointment either. It smelled a bit like a shiraz, smoky and a little sour. The taste was fruity and jammy, with a dollop of smoky sourness. Nice tannins. Read More

    Wine review by Slipstream


  • Argyros Red Blend Santorini Atlantis 2008

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    Wine review by dlellis


  • Greek Wine Cellars Assyrtiko Greek Wine Cellars D. Kourtakis Santorini Assyrtiko White

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    Wine review by wojtekidd


  • Argyros Santorini Atlantis White 2011

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    Had a glass of this at a fancy French restaurant, and was very satisfied. Bright, zesty and balanced, with mineral and citrus flavors. Read More

    Wine review by Slipstream


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