What To Drink?
Classic Drink For The Region…
This variety of grape is the hero of Santorini where it thrives in the volcanic ash. It’s grown all over Greece but can also be found in Australia. Sometimes blended with Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, and Malagousia.
Light Bright Yellow
Distinct lemon/citrus, mineral and floral notes. Sometimes smokey and salty.
Very dry and high acidity with lots of mineral, citrus flavours with floral notes.
Grape ages well. Few producers experimenting but result is controversial.
Grilled Fatty Fish and Oysters
Nykteri (Minimum 75% Assyrtiko and aged in oak minimum 3 months)
Assyrtiko is very high in acidity and used in making the very sweet but lovely VinSanto wines. (51% minimum)