Assyrtiko, Alexakis
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Assyrtiko, Alexakis - 2023

Item # 49037 750mL

A refreshing Assyrtiko sourced 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. This is a family run winery, headed by oenologist Stelios Alexakis, assisted by his wife and sons.

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This great wine comes from the island of Crete. The Assyrtiko grape was planted originally in Santorini. The vineyards are planted at high elevation. Alexakis is a family run business: Stelios , the founder is an experienced enologist as are his sons. They studied in Florence and in California. Their knowledge helped to find the right terroir and condition to make great wines using local varieties. This is a full-bodied wine with citrus and mineral aromas. On the palate tropical fruit like mango flavors are present, followed by nectarine and green apple notes. To be paired with seafood and grilled fish!

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Assyrtiko

Pronounced "a SEER tee ko". This white varietal is native to Santorini and the other Aegean Islands. Used to make crisp dry wines similar in style to dry Riesling, it is often blended with other varietals - both indigenous and international - such as Sauvignon Blanc. This grape is also used to make the popular Greek dessert wine, Vinsanto.


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