Assyrtiko, Thalassitis, Episkopi Vineyard, Koutsi-Korinthos Gaia Estate, Santorini PDO, Greece, 13% abv, 2017, C$35

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.

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4 Responses to Assyrtiko, Thalassitis, Episkopi Vineyard, Koutsi-Korinthos Gaia Estate, Santorini PDO, Greece, 13% abv, 2017, C$35

  1. Sandra Germyn says:

    Great to dream….even better to drink the wine💕🍷

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  2. Donna Sherven says:

    That sounds amazing! I’m going to see if I can hunt it down :). Thanks for another amazing tasting.

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    • winellama says:

      Let me know if you can find it! I got it here in Victoria at a private liquor store – it has big distribution, so I would think you could find it for sure!

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