Artemis Karamolegos Winery, Santorini DOP (Greece) Assyrtiko 2018

($28):   Assyrtiko is Greece’s flagship white grape.  Though its best expression is when it’s grown on the island of Santorini, it has become so popular that growers are planting it throughout Greece.  This stellar example delivers the quintessential saline minerality for which the Santorini version is known.  Piercing and lively, it has good body and is a superb match for Mediterranean or Atlantic or Pacific seafood.  You know it’s serious stuff by its gorgeous length.  It easily cuts through a tomato-based fish stew.
92 Michael Apstein Dec 24, 2019