It’s ironic that Europe’s most ancient country is modernising frantically to catch up. But it provides an interesting spectacle, as ancient Greek traditions like resin-infused Retsina survive alongside desperate plantings of international varieties like Chardonnay. But the real interest lies - as it currently does in Portugal, Campania and Sicily - in ancient localities and hitherto obscure local grapes like Assirtiko, Agiorgitko and Xynomavro which, with the benefit of clean modern winemaking, are not only offering new flavours and textures but also revealing a terrior that is, so to speak, literally the stuff of wine legend. 


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  1. 2015 Argyros Atlantis White

    2015 Argyros Atlantis White

    91 Points John Caro
    A beautiful food and aperitif white from the Greek Island of Santorini, the Atlantis offers a softer version of the austere Assyrtiko grape, blended with a other local grapes into a house style ...
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  2. 2015 Argyros Estate Oak Fermented Assyrtiko

    2015 Argyros Estate Oak Fermented Assyrtiko

    John’s Picks
    93 Points John Caro
    Truly unique - an elegant and serious white from 150 year old Assyrtiko vines on Greece's volcanic Santorini Island! Here the intense dry heat is balanced by the fruit's naturally intense ...
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