Since I can’t travel to Greece, I bought a bottle of flagship grape Assyrtiko wine recently to help with a little day dreaming.
There’s a great deep lemon colour on this wine which shows punchy aromas of peach, citrus and sea salt. The dry palate offers take-another-sip acidity and electric flavours of more lemon with stone fruit, and a salinity so solid, you can practically smell the seaweed as you walk along the imaginary beach.
The acidity and salt make this a perfect match with seafood and we paired it with Vancouver Island oysters and mussels for a pretend get away. But it would be equally delicious with risotto, quiche, or light chicken and pasta.
This wine has a strong personality and can stand up to whatever you throw at it. Let it help you dream of Mediterranean trips to come.