Chatzivaritis Winery "Minimus" 2020

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

Spicy & mineral. Quince & white pepper.

Tasting Notes

MInimus 2021 from Chatzivaritis Estate has a deep golden colour.

On the nose it’s round, spicy and mineral. There is quince and sultanas but also slate and white pepper. Finally I find an interesting citrusy bitter note of bergamot peel.

On th mouth it is warm and round. The first sensation when sipping it is sweet and round with vanilla and sultanas but the after taste is a bit more austere with bitter almond and an herbaceous note.

The finish is rather persistent.

Score 90

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Chatzivaritis Winery "Minimus" 2020
Minimus (2020) Review
Estate making Minimus Estate Chatzivaritis Winery
Minimus (2020) Label Minimus
Style of Minimus Style Orange & Still
Country of Chatzivaritis Winery Country Greece
Region of Chatzivaritis Winery Region Thessaloniki
Grape blend of Minimus Grapes Assyrtiko
Vintage of Minimus Vintage 2020
My review of Minimus 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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