Santo Wines Santorini Assyrtiko 2016


SKU 03888



Santo Wines was originally founded in 1947 as the Union of Santorini Cooperatives, and represented all of the wineries on Santorini island. Today, Santo Wines is the biggest producer on Santorini. The new, state-of-the-art winery was built in 1992 and is situated on the edge of the Caldera in the village of Pyrgos. Santo Wines is committed to producing authentic Santorini wines of superior quality while respecting the Santorini traditional vinification techniques and protecting the precious Santorini vineyards. Made of 100% Assyrtiko grape grown in volcanic soils and aged in stainless steel, this is made from vines grown on their own rootstock and trained in the traditional basket style to protect from wind and conserve water. Serve this with seafood with lemon/lime, ceviche, gazpacho, salted fishes (cod/white anchovy/sardine), goat and sheep's cheeses and green olives.

Category White Wine
Country Greece
Region Aegean Islands
Appellation Santorini
Brand Santo Wines
Alcohol/vol 13.7%
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Assyrtiko is unoaked and comes in at 13.5% alcohol. Clean, fresh, beautifully balanced and just a little earthy, this has good concentration, length on the finish and a serious feel. There's just a hint of lemon, but that will pull into the whole well. It's a wine with the solidity to hold up to food or the freshness to enjoy on its own. It will probably do a bit better with food. A very good value, it should hold nicely for several years, too, maybe more.

Mark Squires, June 30, 2017