Assyrtiko


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Native to Santorini, Assyrtiko is a rare grape in terms of vineyard area, but is quickly picking up acreage throughout Greece. Noted for its texture, acidity, and minerality.

Primary Flavors

  • Lime
  • Passion Fruit
  • Beeswax
  • Flint
  • Saline

Taste Profile

Bone-dry

Light Body

None Tannins

High Acidity

13.5–15% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    38–45°F / 3-7°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    White

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    5–10 Years

Food Pairing

Assyrtiko is perfect for shellfish and, of course, Greece’s classic tomato-feta salad. You’ll find this wine is extremely versatile with a wide range of cuisines.

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About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly