Assyrtiko from Santorini, Greece.
SRP of $20 and available for as low as $13.59. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
“SantoWines Assyrtiko comes from the mountainous vineyards of the island. Assyrtiko gives its best performance in Santorini volcanic earth and results this fresh and crispy wine with intense minerality and citrus fruits aromas. Enjoy it at 10C with fish or sea food dishes.
It’s been awhile since we’ve reviewed any wine from Greece so today we go to Santorini, one of the oldest winemaking regions in the world, and their signature variety, Assyrtiko. You can read more about this amazing island in our mini-series on Wines From Santorini.
The 2011 SantoWines Santorini Assyrtiko begins with aromas of lemon and other citrus fruits plus some nice floral notes. The wine tastes very crisp with good acidity, lots of tangy citrus and a bit of tropical fruit. You’ll also find a nice thick mouthfeel and a wonderful salty minerality in this dry wine. This is a wine with a ton of character, you might even call it the antithesis of a boring white. It ends with very good length.
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.