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Assyrtiko

Assyrtiko is perhaps Greece’s premium grape, with increasing single varietals offering classic European virtues of clean apple/lemon flavours and an influence of the vineyard (terroir). Originating on volcanic Santorini island, Assyrtiko is rare in being able to survive these desert conditions and grows in a most unique way, with vines widely spaced and trained into dew-gathering bushes or sheltering baskets to protect fruit from high winds and sun. Here the grape’s ability to maintain acidity when ripe is desperately required. Acid is a virtue too for the Island's traditional sweet ‘Vinsanto’ production, but dry versions must check its acidity through good winemaking or blending. Assyrtiko is mostly too prized or too acid for humble Retsina blends, the resin-infused style of Greek tradition.

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  1. 2018 Argyros Atlantis White

    2018 Argyros Atlantis White

    92 Points John Caro
    A beautiful aperitif and fish white from the Greek Island of Santorini. The Atlantis offers a softer version of the austere Assyrtiko grape, here blended with a other local grapes into a house ...
    $29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle
  2. 2018 Argyros Atlantis White

    2018 Argyros Atlantis White

    92 Points John Caro
    A beautiful aperitif and fish white from the Greek Island of Santorini. The Atlantis offers a softer version of the austere Assyrtiko grape, here blended with a other local grapes into a house ...
    $29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle
  3. 2018 Argyros Santorini Assyrtiko

    2018 Argyros Santorini Assyrtiko

    93 Points John Caro
    A super fine and minerally white from the Greek Island of Santorini. Argyros date back to 1903, but are now outstanding leaders in the Greek wine revival. This mid-level wine is not from their ...
    $44.99 in mixed 6+ or $49.99 per bottle
  4. 2011 Argyros Vinsanto Aged 4 Years

    2011 Argyros Vinsanto Aged 4 Years

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    95 Points Richard Caro
    A phenominally delicious dessert wine from centuries-old vines. This style of Vinsanto (all one word) is native to the Greek island of Santorini. This is the origin of the "santo" in the name, ...
    $69.99 in mixed 6+ or $77.99 per bottle

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  5. Mixed 6 - Argyros Estate, Santorini (Greece)

    Mixed 6 - Argyros Estate, Santorini (Greece)

    93 Points John Caro
    A unique opportunity - two special whites from the harsh volcanic soils of Greece's Santorini Island. Here 300 year old Assyrtiko vines grow as they have since time immemorial, in low-creeping ...
    $224.94 per pack

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