Lyrarakis 2019 Assyrtiko VoilaRegular price £13.95
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.
From the Vóila vineyard in Sitia, eastern Crete at 580m above sea level. Fermentation over 15 days in stainless steel tank, no oak.