Lyrarakis 2019 Assyrtiko Voila

Greece | Crete
Regular price £14
61 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.

There's definitely the stony/steely/dusty character of this variety but also a marked note of pure citrus, even a dash of lime and spice. Power and drive on the palate, tension and excellent freshness. Shows that you can make very good Assyrtiko on Crete not just on Santorini. Salty and mouth-watering on the long finish. Bone dry and perfectly balanced with good length.

16.5 points

Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, 22/07/2020

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 2019
Style Greece
Blend 100% Assyrtiko
Country Greece
Region Crete
Appellation Crete
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Vegan Yes
Alcohol 13.5%
Size 75cl

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