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
Pale yellow appearance, with lemon and citrus aromas combined with elegant touches of mango, butter and notes of white flowers. Crispy, well-structured mouth, with tasty herbal aromas such as thyme an..
Almost golden-looking and impressive aromatic character, characterized by chamomile and cardamom, around a core of citrus and green fruits, such as bergamot, lime and pear, always with the presence of..
Dark color of aged cognac with honey hues and nice clarity. Rich, complex nose with dried apricots and prunes scents, preparing for a wonderful, multi-layered, long lasting and deep mouth feel. Dried ..
From a single vineyard at an altitude of 800 meters in Sofiana, Corinth, Yiannis Papargyriou produces a rich and thick, 'continental' in character Assyrtiko. Mellow peaches and sweet apricots in the n..
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..