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Assyrtiko

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      What's assyrtiko wine?

      If crisp and refreshing white wines appeal to your palate, there's a whole world of exquisite drinks awaiting you. Assyrtiko wine is one such white wine variety that's native to the island of Santorini in Greece. The rich volcanic soil of this picturesque Greek island produces a juicy variety of white grapes. This grape varietal has a strong citrusy character much like sauvignon blanc.

      Flavor characteristics of this white wine

      Assyrtiko white wine has brisk acidity that gives it a bright flavor, ideal to sip on a warm summer afternoon. The fertile volcanic soils of Santorini give this drink an earthy, mineral finish. It has a fruity character with strong notes of lemon. As you continue drinking this dry white wine, lemon gives way to more complex flavors of apricots and orange zest, with traces of saltiness and subtle spices. Winemakers leave this wine unoaked to keep it tasting light and fresh. You can, however, find rare varieties of oak-aged bottles, which feature warm flavor notes of golden apples, peach and spices like bay leaf.

      Food pairings

      The high acidity and bright flavors of this Greek wine make it an ideal food pairing choice. Its refreshing notes pair well with mild dishes, such as seafood or poultry, while its bold earthy hints can hold up to meat dishes as well. This aromatic white wine is a fantastic choice if you're planning a Greek-inspired food menu. Think a refreshing tabouli salad or shrimp tossed in a lemon-garlic sauce flavored with fresh parsley.

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