Santo Winery

Volcanic Terroir Santorini Assyrtiko

9.0219 ratings
9.023 pro ratings
Santorini, Aegean, Greece
Assyrtiko
Top Notes For
Matt Perlman

Surprisingly fleshy. Bitter grapefruit and lemon, saline, rocks and smoke, a certain leafy herbal character on the back palate. Ideal pairing might be a simple grilled fish with lemon and herbs

Surprisingly fleshy. Bitter grapefruit and lemon, saline, rocks and smoke, a certain leafy herbal character on the back palate. Ideal pairing might be a simple grilled fish with lemon and herbs

Jan 26th, 2020
Eric Urbani

The minerality is amazing with that volcanic soil

The minerality is amazing with that volcanic soil

Feb 13th, 2019
Heather Everett

Fresh pear dancing on your palate.

Fresh pear dancing on your palate.

Aug 13th, 2018
Sean Genn

Yellow Apple, lemon pith and ocean air with honey and mineral undertones and nice acidity.

Yellow Apple, lemon pith and ocean air with honey and mineral undertones and nice acidity.

3 people found it helpfulAug 7th, 2016
Sara Thomas

Lemony, mineraly goodness and it’s under $20. More full bodied than a typical Assyrtiko. Delicious!

Lemony, mineraly goodness and it’s under $20. More full bodied than a typical Assyrtiko. Delicious!

1 person found it helpfulMay 7th, 2019
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.3

Beautiful. Lemon, pear, olive, sea brine, Mediterranean herbs, volcanic ash, paraffin, dried apricot. Super complex and delicious.

Beautiful. Lemon, pear, olive, sea brine, Mediterranean herbs, volcanic ash, paraffin, dried apricot. Super complex and delicious.

1 person found it helpfulApr 4th, 2019
John Willison

Vibrant nose. Bright citrus, crushed shell, briny minerality.

Vibrant nose. Bright citrus, crushed shell, briny minerality.

1 person found it helpfulDec 13th, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Lemon, citrus / med+ acid early on palate, drops, restarts / rewarding, crushable wine that’s a no brainer stand in for Sauvignon blanc

Lemon, citrus / med+ acid early on palate, drops, restarts / rewarding, crushable wine that’s a no brainer stand in for Sauvignon blanc

1 person found it helpfulMay 14th, 2018
Ellen Clifford

This is on an upcoming podcast but I cannot help but share here first. But please listen for other wines until this one surfaces in a couple of weeks.This wine is a very aggressive lemon. Like a lemon who hangs out in an alcoholic lemonade then shakes itself out, but lets a bit of its skin hang on to back it, then that lemon leaps into your mouth and you can feel the booze in it but this lemon carries a bouquet of white flowers to ease you into the convo. It’s like a guy dating you who has all the manners but is enough aggressive for....me. I like a smidge of aggression in men and wine. Then you feel the wine’s bitter nature. Few know Santorini wines and their underlying bitterness. Sum up? This wine is alcohol infused lemons which also were soaked in vinegar and show up bearing velvet white flowers. Hot DAMN am I gonna be looking out for the Greeks. To love.

This is on an upcoming podcast but I cannot help but share here first. But please listen for other wines until this one surfaces in a couple of weeks.This wine is a very aggressive lemon. Like a lemon who hangs out in an alcoholic lemonade then shakes itself out, but lets a bit of its skin hang on to back it, then that lemon leaps into your mouth and you can feel the booze in it but this lemon carries a bouquet of white flowers to ease you into the convo. It’s like a guy dating you who has all the manners but is enough aggressive for....me. I like a smidge of aggression in men and wine. Then you feel the wine’s bitter nature. Few know Santorini wines and their underlying bitterness. Sum up? This wine is alcohol infused lemons which also were soaked in vinegar and show up bearing velvet white flowers. Hot DAMN am I gonna be looking out for the Greeks. To love.

1 person found it helpfulApr 13th, 2018
Mark Mannebach

Lemon and melon with dome minerality

Lemon and melon with dome minerality

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2018