100% Assyrtico from Santorini, Greece.
SRP of $22 and available for as low as $15. Sample received courtesy Wines From Santorini for review purposes.
From the bottle:
Dry white wine
Appellation of origin Santorini of high quality
Selected grapes from our privately-owned vineyards on the island.
This is the second of two wines we are reviewing from Santorini. Yesterday we covered theSantoWines Nykteri, an Assyrtico based blend, and today’s wine from San..Torini Winery is 100% Assyrtico
The island of Santorini is one of the most ancient wine growing regions in the world. Besides the unique soil and water conditions we discussedyesterday, the island is also subject to very strong winds which can wreak havoc on unprotected vines. To mitigate against this vines are grown in the “koulara” method. Basically they are woven into continuous circles to form a basket. Problem solved, right? Well yes and no. After many years the nutrients have to pass through too long and thick of a vine to get to the grapes which thus lowers the grape yield dramatically. After about 75 years the baskets are removed at the soil level and a new plant sprouts from the same root. This has been done at least 4-5 times in some areas on the island making the current rootstock several hundred years old.
The 2008 San..Torini Santorini Assyrtico begins with aromas of creamy citrus and a little zesty spice. These same flavors dominate when tasting this flavorful, fresh and crisp wine. It finishes nicely with long lasting fruit and a little spice carries all the way through. Definitely a wine that is not lacking for flavor!
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.