GR-ALX-02-19

Assyrtiko, Alexakis

Assyrtiko, Alexakis

Around 5,000 years ago, the Minoans settled the Southern Aegean, including the island of Thira (Santorini). Today, in Crete, farmers are cultivating the ancient variety Assyrtiko which originated from the island of Santorini. The Alexakis brothers source these grapes from high-elevation vineyards where ancient winepresses have survived since the Bronze Age. The wine is tank-fermented and aged sur lie for three months.

Producer:
Vintage:
2019
Country:
Greece
Region:
Crete
Appellation:
PGI Crete
Variety:
Assyrtiko
Color:
White

Press & Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
91
Date:
2021-04-01
Review:
Citrus and mineral aromas are followed by savory, saline smoke and tropical fruit flavors on the palate. The wine ends with an intriguing wave of smoke