Papagiannakos Assyrtiko 2019


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Attika, Greece

Wine & Spirits 93 Points! Decanter 92 points! (on the 2018 vintage)

Papagiannakos Assyrtiko is the quintessential summertime Greek white wine. Founded in 1919, Domaine Papagiannakos is located in the Attica region of Central Greece, just 18 miles from Athens. Today, the winery is run by the 3rd generation, Vassilis Papagiannakos, who has issued a new era of modern winemaking while still maintaining the family's dedication to cultivating and preserving the region's most famous indigenous grape, Savatiano. The Domaine has also planted Malagousia and Assyrtiko. The Assyrtiko vineyards are located in northeastern Attica at an altitude of 330 feet. It has a northeastern facing exposure and is farmed without irrigation, resulting in low-yielding vines that produce grapes with rich, concentrated fruit flavors.

The limestone soil and the unique microclimate of the region produce wine with a very clean and crisp profile showing citrus and white peach aromas. The acidity is very well integrated into the wine and gives the potential for long aging. With aging the wine develops a beautiful mineral character.

Enjoy Papagiannakos Assyrtiko as a refreshing aperitif wine and with grilled snapper with fruit salsa, grilled octopus, roasted chicken and summer salads.

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