A bold, extracted and dense wine, with ripe, black-blue fruits at the core interwoven with savory notes of smoked meat. While masculine in style, this wine features a wonderful tension that exists between ripeness, natural acidity and the grapes' inherent tannin structure. The end result is a wine that's powerful, yet balanced. Grilled red meats will make an effective pairing.
Clarksburg, California, United States
Grilled Red Meats
Assyrtiko, the white wine grape of the Greek island Santorini, is grown by training the vines over several years to grow in the shape of a basket. The grape bunches grow on the inside, protected from the harsh sun and wind, and the leaves grow on the outside of the basket.