Assyrtiko is primarily from the Greek island of Santorini but valued increasingly widely on mainland Greece for its acidity, apple and lemon flavours, and ability to express terroir. The finest examples are stellar, and will improve with age.
Hugh Johnson - 'Possibly the cheapest 4 star wine around. The Apex of Greek Wines (Santorini Assyrtiko)'
The collection below expresses the various styles, including Assyrtiko blends, and terrior of their origin.
Case includes one of each:
Hatzidakis Santorini Familia, PDO Santorini, Greece - Intense Assyrtiko from the leading lights of winemaking on Santorini - fabulous
Papaioannou Assyrtiko, PGI Peloponnese, Greece - Considered Nemea's benchmark estate, this Assyrtiko is terrific value
Skouras Wild Ferment Assyrtiko, Nemea, PGI Peloponnese, Greece - A lovely expression of the Assyrtiko grape, ever so slightly spritzy in the glass, with mouthwatering acidity
Kir Yianni Mountain Assyrtiko, Macedonia, Greece - Crisp minerality and great structure - a match for pricier Chablis
Avantis Estate Dolphins Santorini (Assyrtiko), Greece - Terrific, complex Assyrtiko from the Island of Santorini, refreshing and long
Porto Carras, Assyrtiko, PGI Chalkidiki, Greece - Deep, long Assyrtiko of the best quality from near Mt Athos