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Assyrtiko

Assyrtiko is a white grape variety native to Greece, prized for its freshness, minerality and aromatics. It is widely planted across the country with its home being Santorini, where it produces some of Greece's most celebrated wines.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Assyrtiko is a white grape with aromas of citrus, melon, herbs, honey and white flowers are common, as well as salty minerality, almond and spice. On the palate, it is medium-bodied and crisp with a firm acidity and a lingering finish.

Fresh Assyrtiko grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Assyrtiko is grown throughout the Aegean and Ionian Islands, the Peloponnese, Crete and Attica. In Santorini, volcanic soils give the wines a distinctive smoky character and high acidity. Assyrtiko is a vigorous and drought-resistant variety, which needs minimal intervention in the vineyard and thrives in hot climates. In the winery, it is often fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks to preserve its freshness and aromatics. The wines of Santorini are the most well-known, with a distinctive smoky, citrusy character and high acidity. The wines of Crete are more full-bodied and have a riper fruit character, while those from the Peloponnese are more aromatic with a hint of spices. Assyrtiko pairs well with seafood and dishes with high acidity. It is also a good match for cheese, salads and grilled vegetables.

Foods to pair with Assyrtiko:

Beef
Game
Pasta
Sausage
Smoky
Fun Fact about Assyrtiko
Assyrtiko is also used for the production of the sweet Vintanto wines.

Top Wines with Assyrtiko

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Argyros Assyrtiko

Argyros

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Argyros Assyrtiko is a premium white wine produced by the Argyros winery in the Santorini appellation of Greece. The vineyards are located on the volcanic island of Santorini, where the vines are grown in a unique soil composition of volcanic ash and pumice. The winemaking process involves hand-harvesting the grapes and fermenting them in stainless steel tanks to preserve the natural flavors and aromas of the Assyrtiko grape. The resulting wine is crisp and refreshing, with a bright acidity and notes of citrus and minerality. Argyros Assyrtiko is a perfect pairing for seafood dishes and is a must-try for wine enthusiasts looking for a high-quality Greek wine.
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SantoWines Santorini Assyrtiko

SantoWines

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SantoWines Santorini Assyrtiko is a premium white wine produced by SantoWines, a renowned winery located in the picturesque island of Santorini, Greece. This wine is made from the Assyrtiko grape variety, which is grown in the unique volcanic soil of the island, giving it a distinct minerality and acidity. The vineyards are located on the slopes of the island's caldera, where the vines are trained in a traditional basket shape to protect them from the strong winds. The winemaking process involves fermentation in stainless steel, with subsequent aging on lees, resulting in a complex and elegant wine with notes of citrus, white flowers, and a hint of salinity. This wine is a perfect representation of the terroir of Santorini and is a must-try for any wine enthusiast.
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Sushi
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Curry
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Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko Santorini

Domaine Sigalas

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Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko Santorini is a premium white wine produced by Domaine Sigalas, a renowned winery located in the Santorini appellation of Greece. The vineyards are situated on the volcanic soil of the island, which imparts a unique minerality to the wine. The winemaking process involves hand-harvesting the grapes and fermenting them in stainless steel tanks to preserve the freshness and purity of the fruit. The resulting wine is crisp and refreshing, with vibrant acidity and flavors of citrus, green apple, and a hint of salinity. It is a perfect match for seafood dishes and Mediterranean cuisine.
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Gaía Assyrtiko by Gaia Wild Ferment

Gaía

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Gaía Assyrtiko by Gaia Wild Ferment is a captivating white wine that showcases the best of Greek winemaking. Hailing from the renowned appellation of Santorini, this wine is crafted by Gaia, a highly respected producer known for their commitment to quality. The vineyards where the grapes are grown are situated on the volcanic soils of Santorini, which impart unique mineral characteristics to the wine. The winemaking process involves wild fermentation, adding complexity and depth to the final product. This wine is known for its vibrant acidity, crispness, and refreshing citrus flavors, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a distinctive and enjoyable white wine experience.
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Ktima Biblia Chora (Κτημα Βιβλια Χωρα) White

Ktima Biblia Chora (Κτημα Βιβλια Χωρα)

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Ktima Biblia Chora White is a delightful wine produced by Ktima Biblia Chora, a renowned winery located in the appellation of Kavala, Greece. This wine is crafted from carefully selected grapes grown in the winery's vineyards, which benefit from the region's unique terroir. The winemaking process involves gentle pressing of the grapes and fermentation at controlled temperatures, resulting in a wine that beautifully showcases the characteristics of the varietals used. Ktima Biblia Chora White is known for its vibrant and refreshing style, with a harmonious balance of fruit flavors and crisp acidity. It is a perfect choice for those seeking a high-quality Greek white wine experience.
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Bruschetta And Crostini
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