Varietal: 100% Assyrtiko (“ah-SEER-tiko)
Assyrtiko is a rare, classy white grape, possibly some of the greatest varieties found in the Mediterranean basin. It originated from Santorini (Assyrtiko-Santorini) but it spread all over Greece, becoming, in terms of quality, one of the most important native varietals.
Assyrtiko is one of these rare white grape varieties that can grow in hot and dry climatic conditions, while keeping the high alcohol in perfect balance with its crisp acidity It is more of a textural variety, emphasizing extract, body and structure, rather than an aromatic grape
This awesome Greek grape grows throughout of Greece where it’s known to deliver richer, plumper fruit flavors Assyrtiko is made for people looking for an unconventional, intense white, that leans towards texture and density It offers sensations that are well away from the average, “commercially appealing” dry whites.
Taste Profile: Lime, citrus zest, beeswax, grapefruit,
Pairs with: Very food friendly, especially with grilled fish and seafood Try it with tabouli salad, high quality feta and lemon-garlic shrimp It also pairs with sunshine, freshly mowed lawns and relaxing on the front porch.
Perfect for: Picnics, barbecues, beaches and rooftop drinking.
Category: PGI Chios
Geographic Region: Aegean
Type: White Dry Wine
Color: Shiny lemon yellow
Aging Potential: Can age confidently for five or even ten years.
Serve at: 18°C / 64°F