Full Review

Assyrtiko

Assyrtiko
2018 P.G.I. Halkidiki

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Greek White

Date Tasted:
Country: Greece
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .26%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$23

Assyrtiko
2018 P.G.I. Halkidiki

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Greek White

Date Tasted:
Country: Greece
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .26%
Pale pale khaki color. Aromas of candied lemon, parker rolls, baked peach, and toasted almonds with a silky, vibrant, dryish light body and a graceful, appealing, medium-length citrus zest, fresh herbs, and sea spray finish. A fresh, food-friendly Assyrtiko with a hint of salinity; an ultra-refreshing summer wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: candied lemon, parker rolls, baked peach, and toasted almonds
Taste Flavor: citrus zest, fresh herbs, and sea spray
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh, food-friendly Assyrtiko with a hint of salinity; an ultra-refreshing summer wine.

The Producer

Domaine Porto Carras SA

The Producer
Profiti Ilia 19 Pylpia
Thessalomka, 55535
Greece
30 -+306936927720

Other Greek White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Greek whites are generally dry with good acidity and a light spiciness. Some of the best examples include Moschofilero and Assyrtiko. The former is from the island of Santorini and offers citrusy flavors with a light minerality. It is sometimes made into a dessert wine. The latter is quite floral, with aromas of roses and violets and is an excellent match with Asian cuisine.

Many Greek whites are blends of several grapes and are grown inland as well as on the islands. These are generally lighter than the wines mentioned above and are meant to be enjoyed young on their own or with simple seafood or picnic fare.

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Other Greek White