The Santorini Assyrtiko Wine Grape

January 19, 2011

Philippines wine supplier Manila wine shop discusses wine by the grape variety Assyrtiko.

Rarest Asirtiko

A precious wine that invites you to discover the unique heritage of its striking terroir.

General Description

Good structure, fresh, crisp acidity, high alcoholic volume, distinctive citrus aromas, intense minerality | aged wines reveal a more solid structure and increased aromatic complexity, with references to Riesling.


Unique in the world: the volcano of Thira, the caldera, the Aegean Sea, Volcanic/porous soil: lava, thiran soil (ash and pumice), complete absence of organic matter

Mediterranean insular climate: calm winters, cool summers, strong winds (meltemia), droughts, humid clouds (sea mist) during the summer months offer the necessary hydration to the vines, unique ecosystem protects the vine from illness and other hazards.


Self-rooted, anhydrous vineyard, never affected by phylloxera, 3,500 years old, potentially the world’s oldest vineyard, the majority of stumps are on average 50-100 years old or more. A vineyard that should be considered as a «monument» of world heritage, the lowest production volumes by acreage in Greece (~300kg/acre).

Winegrowing and winemaking:

«Kouloures» (rings) or «Kalathia» (baskets): Traditional cultivation technique that involves the wrapping of the stump in a basket shape low into the ground, protecting the grapes from the strong winds and the intense sunlight (vinegrower’s conquest as a result of their collective experience throughout the centuries for the adaptation of viniculture in this unique ecosystem).

Human care:Vinicultural labour and harvest by hand.

«Pezoules»: reshaping of steep, hill-side terrains in stepped form, offering protection from aeolic corrosion of the soil.

The primest harvest of Greece, due at the beginning of August.

Wineries and Winegrowers/Winemakers

Modern wineries and traditional underground «kanaves».

Veteran winegrowers/winemakers with decades of experience, welltrainedscientific personnel but also the new generation of talented winegrowers and winemakers and scientific personnel with international experience.

Infrastructure for the emergence of wine experience of the area

Activities in modern wineries and traditional underground Kanaves (wine tastings, seminars, gastronomy. Wine roads (under construction).

Vineyards unique in the world with a view to the Caldera and the Aegean, underground wine museum, top-class restaurants with intriguing wine lists, Wine shops with emphasis on the highquality local wine offering.

Wine enjoyment:

Discovering the exciting minerality of a rarest Asirtiko as you indulge in the exquisite tastes of creative «haute cuisine» dishes with your beloved one, sharing your views on the avant-garde modern dance show you just attended.

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