Color: White Types of wines: White, Dessert Categories: PDO Santorini, PDO Santorini 'Nikteri', PDO Santorini 'Vinsanto', PDO Slopes of Melitona, PDO Monemvasia-Malvasia, PDO Paros, PDO Rhodes 'Vinsanto'
Description: The strongest variety of the Greek vineyard, hides rare virtues, giving wines with unique capabilities. This versatile variety is grown mainly in the Cyclades, it is based in Santorini, and secondarily, but with great results, in Northern Greece. It gives strictly chic wines, characterized by a mild-aromatic character, which, depending on the terrain and the area cultivated, not only has aromas of fresh citrus and yellow fruits, but also hints of tea leaves and mineral and metallic hues. It has a rich and full mouthsense, with minerality and alabaster acidity, characteristics that offer durability in time. This makes Assyrtiko, one of the few Greek white varieties that have the ability to evolve and emerge through aging. Assyrtiko is the main variety used in production of Vinsanto from Santorini, considered globally as one of the finest dessert wines.
Typical wine characteristics: Good acidity, iron, solid
A year ago we heard that the well-known winemaker John Tselepos decided to expand to Santorini starting with the raw materials (grapes) from the Chrissos-Drosos olg vineyards, at the Pyrgos area. The ..
An islandic Assyrtiko from Tinos, combining fresh fruit, like peach and citrus shades, with a sense of minerality from the granite terroir of Phalatados. Volacus Assyrtiko is the first effort of winem..
Bright yellow color with green hues and aromas that create a sense of freshness. The nose is exotic, combining the floral character, the delight, the herbs and citrus. Coolness and freshness on the pa..
Bright yellow color in a wine with complex aromas, lively characters and exotic fresh yellow fruit, with hints of citrus, vanilla and wood. Creamy and rich mouthsense, sharp and crystal clear, with wo..
Dark, caramel color reminiscent of molasses that "shows its age". Nose of medium intensity, with complex aromas of butter, cognac, nuts, vanilla and dried plum. Mouth very interesting, complex, rich, ..
An idea that seemed crazy and was definitely extremely risky (remember that the first year only 3 bottles survived), finally became true by Gaia Wines and created a year to year anticipation to all wi..
Lemon bright color, and nose expressing charmingly through aromas of lemon blossoms and jasmine, white flesh peach and pineapple, lychee and basil. Mouth fruity, fresh and crisp, with volume and long-..
Bright green-yellowish color with a nose of citrus, hints of tea leaves, herbs, minerality, shades of lime blossom, pineapple and banana. Full mouthsense, complex, with juicy and robust acidity. Elong..