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Assyrtiko 2015 (PGI Avdira) 750mL

Assyrtiko 2015 (PGI Avdira) 750mL

Regular price $29.99 Sale

Winemaker Giorgos Vourvoukelis uses one of Greece’s most popular grape varieties to create an ingenious version of the varietal experts consider the “greatest white wine from Greece”. Appropriately naming his creation after the sole grape it is made from, his 100% Assyrtiko is produced from organic grapes grown near the Thracian Sea, resulting in a wine with superior aromas and flavors.

The light golden color and crisp characteristics of the wine can be attributed to its 4-month rest in stainless steel tanks. It has high acidity like a Chablis, but is earthier and more citrus-forward than Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. It will meet your nose with fragrances of lemongrass, asparagus, white flowers, and tropical fruit like pineapples.

With strong lemon aromas and flavors, this full-bodied wine is dry and crisp on the tongue, with lingering quince and stone fruit flavors. Versatile enough for any occasion or dish, it goes especially well with grilled seafood, shellfish, green salads, cooked vegetables, herb-seasoned meats, cheesecakes, and pies.

13% Alcohol: The Assyrtiko grape is often referred to as a “white grape in red’s clothing”, due to the full-bodied and high-alcohol wine it produces.

PGI Avdira: Some of the most premium Greek wines are those labeled with a PGI. This wine is produced in the Protected Geographical Indication area of Avdira, a fishing village situated in the district of Xanthi in Thrace. It has a long tradition of winegrowing and winemaking and is the most active winegrowing area of Thrace today.

Variety: 100% Assyrtiko. Its mineral profile has made it popular for use in blended wines, but this version from Vourvoukeli Estate is made solely from Assyrtiko grapes.

The winery: Wines of Greece offers many wines from this innovative vineyard: http://vourvoukeli.gr/