Ariousios "Assyrtiko" 2017

100% Assyrtiko
A still orange wine from the Chios region of Greece.

Round and warm. Dried apricot, quince jam, cloves, walnuts, raisins.

Tasting Notes

The 2017 Assyrtiko from Ariousios has an attractive brandy colour and cloudy.

On the nose it comes across with notes of dried apricot, quince jam, orange peel, cloves, walnuts, raisins.

The mouthfeel is smooth, warm and round.

The finish is long and cleanising. This is very pleasant and drinkable wine great as an aperitif, with a platter of cheese. It is also a good option to pair Christmassy puddings.

Score 91

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Ariousios "Assyrtiko" 2017
Assyrtiko (2017) Review
Estate making Assyrtiko Estate Ariousios
Assyrtiko (2017) Label Assyrtiko
Style of Assyrtiko Style Orange & Still
Country of Ariousios Country Greece
Region of Ariousios Region Chios
Grape blend of Assyrtiko Grapes Assyrtiko
Vintage of Assyrtiko Vintage 2017
My review of Assyrtiko Points

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Assyrtiko is a Greek white wine grape, probably the best known variety indigenous to this country. This grape is native to the island of Santorini. Here the soil is arid and volcanic which contributes to Assyrtiko distinctive mineral character.

While Assyrtiko is originally from Santorini, it is now grown all over Greece, from the northern area of Macedonia (Makedonia) to the Attica (Attika) region. Cuttings of Assyrtiko have also made it to the New World and Assyrtiko wine is now produced in Australia and the United States too!

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