Assyrtiko grown near Thessaloniki rather than on its home island of Santorini. Large framed but in balance, sort of like a good white version of Carignan inasmuch as there’s big fruit, big texture, big acid and a fair whack of alcohol. Elephant on a tightrope with equilibrium. More vinous than fruity. Clean fresh and made in a modern protective way. Lime and other sorts of citrus maybe with real crunch despite the alcohol which doesn’t upset the sheer drinkability. Sweet fresh green herbs too and a bit of a nutty end. Again it’s both a fascinating and delicious change to taste a variety from the amazing grape storehouse of the Med. Much better than Greek Sauv Blanc, no?
14.00% alcohol! Screwcap. About $19 from Dan’s. Tried checking on their website but it said no results found. Well, I found it in the Collingwood shop.
2 thoughts on “2017 Domaine Costa Lazaridi Assyrtiko”
I’m drinking this one right now and I reckon some barrel aging may have occurred… I get a nice full rich almond meal along with a nice lick of good acidity plus some nice green notes. Lovely wine
Thanks for the comment, Sam! Had a look at Seraphim wines and would like to try your range, particularly the Riesling. Are there any retailers in Melbourne who stock your efforts? Maybe Assytiko would suit the warmth of Shep? Cheers Andrew