Zacharias Assyrtiko Peloponnese, Greece 2019

Zacharias Assyrtiko Peloponnese, Greece 2019

Regular price $14.00
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Native to hot, windy Santorini, Assyrtiko's (the varietal) physical shape has to be laboriously managed. Growers will bend the canes into protective round baskets, resembling a bird's nest, to shelter the fleshy clusters from the harsh island elements. The result is beautiful and impressive (look it up!), both visually and in your glass.
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This Peloponnese winery, focusing on organic practices, gives us a unique bouquet of botanicals, alongside characteristic quince and citrus notes. With a clean, almost salty finish, and characteristic racy acidity, this wine is both refreshing but with some complexity.
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Food ideas: canned fish, octopus carpaccio, chicken piccata, bowtie pasta with capers and olives, rosemary focaccia bread and olive oil