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No Assyrtiko - discuss


#21

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:, it’s a Colombia Valley Washington wine and is off dry. I definitely would not be paying this price for it however :scream:


#22

Ooo, sounds like I might have an expensive visit. Have got a couple of bottles of another CdP, Piedlong, from the same stable and vintage. The opportunity to compare the two wines would probably prove irresistible.


#23

OMG! That’s a stupid price!

On our recent trip to Copenhagen I was surprised to see it served in virtually every bar we went to! I brought some home with me. Turns out the winemaker had a Danish girlfriend, and moved to Denmark for a while. But it’s the only Danish connection I could find…


#24

The Lyrarakis wine is decent, like everything they make. Obviously doesn’t have the intensely mineral terroir signature that probably only Santorini can give. There’s a lot of assyrtiko planted in North Greece too, so probably others will appear.


#26

Thanks for tonight’s inspiration @szaki1974 :wink:


#27

I also have two bottles of Assyrtiko in the rack from T-Oinos from the island of Tinos. These will have to wait till September now. Was also reminded by the email that @Drblues mentioned, but stayed strong…


#28

It looks like harvest has begun in Santorini. Quite an interesting looking vineyard, pic just shared by Vassaltis.


#29

Don’t they grow them like that because of the strong winds?


#30

Yes, but also (and perhaps even more so) to retain the little moisture available. It hardly ever rains, after all. They have a similar technique on Lanzarote.


#31

I have one bottle left from my last visit to costco. It is a really good wine. I need to replenish.

https://www.costco.co.uk/c/Estate-Argyros-Assyrtiko-Santorini-2016-6-x-75cl/p/256146

Argyros also have a new premium Assyrtiko called Cuvee Monsignori. I haven’t yet tried that but if anyone does, please let us know what you think.


#32

Must be back breaking picking the grapes!


#33

Really enjoying the Lyrarakis Viola Assyrtiko mentioned above. Add my name to the ‘assyrtiko please’ list!