Avantis Estate White (Viognier-Assyrtiko), Evia, Greece 2020

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Evia Island white full of vibrant luscious fruit, with lovely balance and mineral backbone

The Mountrichas family has been growing grapes since 1830, and today Apostolos and his wife Lenga make the wines and run Avantis Esate. The 20 hectare property is located on the island of Evia, just off the East coast of Greece. A combination of red and white traditional and international varieties are planted, producing both blended and single varietal wines. This estate has a great reputation in Greece as one of the country's most progressive wineries, however was not imported to the UK until 2018.

Tasting Note: Perfumed aromas of apple and melon with a hint of ripe apricot. The vibrant palate is given weight and texture by the Viognier, while the Assyrtiko adds fine, refreshing acidity and minerality through to the dry tangy finish.

Critics: Jancis Robinson 16.7 (average producer score)

Tom Cannavan - Wine-pages.com  90/100

Assyrtiko, Viognier


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