Assyrtiko in a nutshell - By Yiannis Karakasis MW

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Super article by Yiannis Karakasis MW delving into the terroir and expressions of the fabulous Assyrtiko grape, Greece's flagship variety

"Assyrtiko is a variety that is bold, without being aggressive. It has a firm structure and a powerful personality. It needs time to unfold and to reveal the layers of its complexity. It is almost monolithic in its youth, but after 2-3 years in bottle, it will open in the glass and emerge as a beautiful swan." Yiannis Karakasis MW

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Yiannis Karakasis MW website is highly recommended as a resource on Greek Wine, with great articles and tasting notes

"Yiannis Karakasis was born and raised in Athens, Greece. Wine has always been a driving force and an inner passion for him, so after completing a career as an officer flying helicopters in the Greek Navy he seized the opportunity to become professionally involved with wine. Yiannis believes that: “wine is not a destination, it is a constant journey; Greek wine in particular is stunning – an unexplored sea of adventure. Greece is a blessed country with genuinely fascinating varieties from some of the most exciting terroirs in the world.” "