ASSYRTIKO

pronounced A-seer'-tee-ko
originating from Santorini

mostly cultivated throughout Greece

wine style dry, austere, mineral whites (both stainless stell and oak fermented) & sun-dried dessert wines
main features high acidity, citrus fruit, minerals, saltiness, structure, high alcohol content, full body
ageing potential 2-10 years
ideally paired with shell-fish, sea-urchin, clams, sushi, schnitzel, white meat

producers suggested Sigalas, Tselepos

 

Assyrtiko is a rare world-class white variety from Santorini. It mainly gives dry white wines, some of which mature in barrels, as well as sweet sun-dried wines. It is a variety focusing more on structure and full flavour and less on aromatic character. Assyrtiko is the dominant variety in the PDO Santorini wines, producing highly condensed subtle dry wines with a mineral character. Sweet Assyrtiko wines (the famous Vinsanto wines) are rich, complex and intense dessert wines. Assyrtiko has proven its immense potential, as – apart from Santorini – it is grown throughout continental Greece, with impressive results.

Wines

Winery
Domaine Sigalas

Origin
PDO SANTORINI

Wine Style
dry white

Varieties
Assyrtiko, Athiri

Winery
Domaine Sigalas

Origin
PDO SANTORINI

Wine Style
dry white

Varieties
Assyrtiko

Winery
Domaine Sigalas

Origin
PDO SANTORINI

Wine Style
dry white

Varieties
Assyrtiko

Winery
Domaine Sigalas

Origin
PDO SANTORINI

Wine Style
dry white

Varieties
Assyrtiko

Winery
Domaine Sigalas

Origin
PDO SANTORINI

Wine Style
sweet white wine from sun-dried grapes

Varieties
Assyrtiko, Aidani

Winery
Ktima Tselepos

Origin
PDO SANTORINI

Wine Style
dry white

Varieties
Assyrtiko

Winery
Domaine Karanika

Origin
Table Wine

Wine Style
sparkling white

Varieties
Assyrtiko, Xinomavro

Winery
Domain Mega Spileo (Cavino)

Origin
PGI Achaia

Wine Style
dry white

Varieties
Assyrtiko, Lagorthi

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