Santorini Assyrtiko Dry White Wine 750ml


 Santorini Assyrtiko White Wine



The king of Greek grapes, Assyrtiko is not only one of the country’s most noble grapes, but also one of the most versatile capable of producing bone dry to lusciously sweet wines and everything in between.

The best Assyrtiko's are born when skilled masters tame the grape’s ferocious levels of acidity while still managing to show off its volcanic character. At Vassaltis, they believe the key lies not just in their vines, many of which have withstood Santorini’s forceful winds for more than 60 years, but in how they treat the grapes in their winery.

The Santorini is our signature expression of Assyrtiko and, as the first wine ever created by Vassaltis. This is the wine that shows the true essence of what the island and Assyrtiko are about. Created with 100% Assyrtiko hand-harvested from across their vineyards in Imerovigli, Vourvoulos, and Megalochori.

They press whole bunch grapes and ferment in steel tanks then let the wine rest on the fine lees for 7 months. The resulting wine offers aromas of basalt and pumice stone mingled with ripe tropical fruits, honeysuckle, and sea spray while the palate displays salty green fruits with high levels of minerality and acidity with a deep streak of citrus on the lingering finish.

They consider our PDO Santorini to be the most representative wine of the island’s terroir.

An explosive bouquet on the nose with high complexity on the palette and a long finish make this the absolute food friendly wine, making us proud every time we enjoy it.

Type: Dry, white wine

Vintage: 2022 Varietal

Composition: 100% Assyrtiko Classification: Protected Designation of Origin Santorini Vinification & Elevage: Created with 100% Assyrtiko, whole bunch pressed, and fermented in steel tanks. After fermentation is complete, the wine remains on the lees for 7 months.

Colour: Lemon yellow

Nose: Aromas of flint, wet stone and sea iodine combined with ripe yellow fruits, peaches and honey, with notes of bread give high complexity.

Taste: High and crispy acidity integrated into the rich body.The creamy texture is combined with the mineral, saline and ripe fruit character. The long finish adds depth to the wine.

Pairing Suggestions: Perfect paired with seafood and fish cooked in any style (grilled, fried or steamed).

Best served at 10 - 11°C.

Enjoy this wine with a grazing board full cheese, charcuterie, Greek olivesfig pie and bite-sized artisan delicacies


About the Winery 

In the midst of the 2010 Greek financial crisis, Yannis Valambous traded his successful career as an economist in London to return to Greece. Motivated by a love for wine and childhood memories on Santorini, he embarked on a venture to revive the vineyards passed down by his father.

Surveying the vines, Yannis envisioned crafting exceptional wines that not only showcased Santorini's grapes but also preserved the island's winemaking legacy. Assembling a dedicated team, including Elias Roussakis and Yannis Papaeconomou, they shared a common goal – proving Santorini's ability to produce world-class wines.

Transforming a plot into a modern boutique winery, Vassaltis emerged in 2014. The visionary move by Yannis Valambous's father, Vassilis Valambous, in acquiring Santorini vineyards, set the stage for the realization of a dream, whether as an investment or legacy.

Vassaltis embodies a philosophy, "LOGOS," rooted in traditional yet sustainable evolution. It acknowledges the ever-evolving nature of viticulture and winemaking, drawing inspiration from ancient techniques while embracing innovation.

Their approach to wine, "PATHOS," reflects a profound passion for Santorini and its wines. True to the terroir, Vassaltis wines balance finesse and are crafted for immediate enjoyment, with innovation in the vineyard and winery challenging conventional norms.

The ethos of Vassaltis revolves around passing the winemaking tradition with integrity and honesty. Integrity is non-negotiable, extending to both wine and interpersonal relationships, fostering a constructive work atmosphere and fair dealings with suppliers, clients, and colleagues.

Leading the charge is Yannis Valambous, dedicating himself to Vassaltis's daily operations. Oenologists Yannis Papaeconomou and Elias Roussakis contribute creativity and expertise, ensuring the wines meet the highest standards. Maria Papida, Kiriaki Katsipi, and Artemis Kardoula contribute to various aspects, creating a dynamic and passionate team.

The Vassaltis Winery is a blend of tradition and modernity. The architectural design, inspired by Santorini's elements, integrates seamlessly with the environment. The winery's philosophy of minimalism and functionality is evident in its structure, incorporating large glass surfaces for natural light and panoramic views.

Santorini, with its rich viticultural history, is a unique terroir for Vassaltis. The island's ungrafted vines, indigenous grape varieties like Assyrtiko, Mandilaria, Aidani, and Mavrotragano, and the age-old techniques like kouloura vine weaving contribute to the distinctive character of Vassaltis wines.

Vassaltis stands as a testament to resilience, vision, and commitment. Through a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation, they craft wines that not only pay homage to Santorini's winemaking heritage but also set new standards for the future.



14% Alcohol Content


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