Santo Wines Santorini Assyrtiko 2018 - The Vineyard
757 Turnpike St. (Inside Stop & Shop Supermarket) - North Andover MA 01845 - 978-688-5005
Santo Wines Santorini Assyrtiko 2018
SKU: 23988

Santo Wines Santorini Assyrtiko 2018

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750ml
$39.99

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Category White Wine
Varietal
Region Greece, Aegean Islands, Santorini
Brand Santo Wines
Alcohol/vol 13.3%
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The 2018 Assyrtiko, the classic Santorini, is an unoaked monovarietal that comes in at 13.3% alcohol, 3.3 grams of residual sugar and 5.9 grams of total acidity. A straightforward Assyrtiko, this has average concentration and a reasonable finish that seems a bit different in nuance. The back label claims it is "brightly acidic with a textural mineral smokiness." The acidity is actually well controlled and fairly subtle. If anything, this sometimes seems just a bit flat. Nothing about this will make you think it's an acid-freak wine. That "mineral smokiness" is a good descriptor, though. It may point to a trace of reduction, although that is very subtle-it's not like this gives off charcoal and smoke. Neither, however, does it seem to have saline or salt nor the big fruit that Assyrtiko can deliver in other incarnations. This walks down the middle-of-the-road and stays fairly mute. Drink it on the younger side.

Mark Squires, April 30, 2019