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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  • Koutsoyiannopoulos Winery Santorini White 2009

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    Wine review by ozz33nyc


  • Domaine Costa Lazaridi White Blend Drama Amethystos 2008

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    Wine review by phalkias


  • Gaia Estate Assyrtiko Santorini Thalassitis 2008

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    Wine review by gourmetwineaux


  • Santo Wines Assyrtiko Nykteri 2008

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    Winemaker's notes: GRAPE VARIETY: Assyrtiko 100%VINIFICATION: Classic White VinificationAGING: -CHARACTERISTICS: Shiny and yellowish, makes a unique statement with its varietal aromatic character, which embraces white flowers and citrus fruits. Vivid, with full body, well balanced taste and distinctive long after taste.FOOD AND WINE: It is the ... Read More

    Wine review by Constance Chamberlain


  • Gaia Estate Thalassitis Santorini Greece 2007

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    Winemaker's notes: Spicy on the nose with pear fruit tones, salty minerals. In ... ... the varietal aromas of Assyrtiko. Fermentation at 16-17 oC with selected yeast strains. Due to the climatic conditions of Santorini the new wine does not contain malic acid and thus no malolactic fermentation is require Read More

    Wine review by Constance Chamberlain


  • Gavalas Winery Santorini White Dry 2008

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    Winemaker's notes: SANTORINISantorini, dry white wine, is produced from the ... ... 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 origin... Read More

    Wine review by Constance Chamberlain


  • Gaia Estate Assyrtiko Santorini Thalassitis 2008

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    Wine review by HeatherRivard


  • Gaia Estate Assyrtiko Santorini Thalassitis 2008

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    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


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