This yellow-golden white had 14% alcohol, (getting higher with each new vintage) cost under $16, and scored 16 points on the Dionysian scale. A worthy wine.
The 2015 Estate Argyros Assyrtiko from the Greek Island of Santorini, is a great seafood wine, but it goes well with white meats like chicken breast.
Herbal, filled with citrus, pear and loads of mineral notes. The warmer it got, the more I enjoyed it.
I enjoy Assyrtiko more than Pinot Grigio, and recently even more than most Sauvignon Blancs except for white Bordeaux. Seek out this grape. All the producers sending it to the States make good one. The grape goes way back in time and clean modern styles are making it show off. Don’t miss out.
We try to serve one example at every Dionysian Gathering weekend. In Vino Veritas.