Assyrtiko, Lyrarakis, Crete, Greece 2017

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Assyrtiko, Lyrarakis, Crete, Greece 2017

12.95

There’s a cracking joke at this end of this tasting note, so bear with it, the pay-off is well worth it. Although Assyrtiko is more famously associated with Santorini, where the wines take the concept of ‘minerality’ to the extreme, it also does well in the high-altitude vineyards on the eastern side of Crete. This is one of those lovely, crunchy white wines bursting with citrus and white-fleshed fruits, as well as a dusty, chalky quality, as if you were driving up a gravel track through a lemon grove. What do you call an expert in the wines of eastern Crete? A Knosseur. 13.5% alc. Drink now-2020. Told you!

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