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Variety Details - Assyrtiko

Description:

Assyrtiko or Asyrtiko is a white Greek wine grape indigenous to the island of Santorini. Assyrtiko is widely planted in the arid volcanic-ash-rich soil of Santorini and other Aegean islands, such as Paros. It is also found on other scattered regions of Greece such as Chalkidiki.

On Santorini, many old vine plantations (over 70 years of age) of Assyrtiko exists, of which many are non-grafted. These plantations have shown resistance to Phylloxera.

Additional Notes:

Grape Colour: White
Also called: Arcytico, Assirtico, Assyrtico, Asurtico and Asyrtiko
Origin: Santorini
Major regions: Greece
Notable wines: Vin Santo
Assyrtiko