Forget Retsina! Greek wine, with its unique grapes and flavours, has really come into its own in the last decade. Assyrtiko is considered to be the best white and this is one of the best. Rich, yet crisp with piercing stone fruits and citrus. Great with mezze and fish dishes.
Indigenous to Santorini, Assyrtiko is now grown all over Greece and is one of its best white varietals producing steely whites with citrus and mineral character.
The Alpha Estate is located at the northwest part of Greece in the Amyndeon region. It was founded in 1997 by the experienced viticulturist Makis Mavridis and chemist-oenologist Angelos Iatridis, who, after years of experience in various locations of Greece, chose this location because its amazing potential.
Amyndeon (also known as Amynteo) is a plateau located in north-west Macedonia in Greece (not to be confused with the landlocked country Republic of Macedonia to the north). The region is considered to be one of the most important wine-growing regions of Greece, where the viticulture dates back to Ancient Greece. The red Xinomavro is the most widely grown grape variety which thrives in the mild, dry climate.
With high acidity and restrained fruit character Assyrtiko is a versatile white that works well with salad, fish and poultry dishes and Greek mezze.