Lyrarakis 2018 Assyrtiko Voila

Regular price £13.95
18 in stock

If you've been lucky enough to drink Assyrtiko from Santorini for a while, you'll know it's world-class wine. You may also have noticed that prices have finally started to rise. Fortunately, your everyday Assyrtiko needs can still be catered for - but you're going to have to look elsewhere. Lyrarakis on Crete are a brilliant winery with a focus on indigenous Greek varieties. Their rendition of Assyrtiko is broader and more approachable than some of the tightly-wound examples on Santorini, but it's no less drinkable for that.

Restrained herbal and lemony nose, full and dense, firm in the mouth and it becomes drier and more chalky on the finish. Excellent concentration without heaviness. Spice and a sour-salty freshness, impressive persistence. Not quite as extraordinary as the best Assyrtikos from Santorini but concentrated, dry and with a long stony aftertaste. Shows how good this variety can be elsewhere in Greece. The best vintage of this wine I have tasted so far.

17 points

Julia Harding MW,, 24/03/2019

From the Vóila vineyard in Sitia, eastern Crete at 580m above sea level. Fermentation over 15 days in stainless steel tank, no oak.

Wine Assyrtiko
Producer Lyrarakis Wines
Vintage 2018
Style White
Blend 100% Assyrtiko
Country Greece
Region Crete
Appellation Crete
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Vegan Yes
Alcohol 13.5%
Size 75cl

To most UK postcodes (mainland England, Wales and the Scottish Lowlands) we offer:

  • FREE delivery when you spend £120
  • A flat delivery rate of £9 for smaller orders
  • Delivery in 1-3 working days

We despatch our orders during our shop opening hours via a next working day courier service. We also deliver ourselves to our local area (TQ9 postcodes). Local deliveries are free when you spend £20+.

Full delivery charges

Deliveries to some areas of the UK and Ireland take longer and cost more. When you check out online, the correct charge will be added according to your postcode. 

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Most of the UK £9 £120+
Totnes (TQ9) £5 £20+
Isle of Wight £19 £400+
Scottish Highlands £19 £400+
Scottish Offshore £24 £500+
Northern Ireland £19 £400+
Dublin £24 £500+
Ireland (not Dublin) £29 £500+

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