It only took 5,000 years for Greek wines to be recognized
April 15th, 2013
Assyrtiko (ah-SEER-tee-ko) is the main grape of Santorini, an island in the South Aegean. These whites have restrained aromatics, bracing acidity, a palate of saline and minerals. The vines grow in extremely low-fertility volcanic soils that have never seen the pest phylloxera. Vines are trained into nests low to the ground to protect grapes from hot Meltemi winds.
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