Santo Wines Volcanic Terroir Assyrtiko 2018
|Region||Greece, Aegean Islands, Santorini|
Wine AdvocateThe 2018 Assyrtiko, the classic Santorini, is an unoaked monovarietal that comes in at 13.3% alcohol, 3.3 grams of residual sugar and 5.9 grams of total acidity. A straightforward Assyrtiko, this has average concentration and a reasonable finish that seems a bit different in nuance. The back label claims it is "brightly acidic with a textural mineral smokiness." The acidity is actually well controlled and fairly subtle. If anything, this sometimes seems just a bit flat. Nothing about this will make you think it's an acid-freak wine. That "mineral smokiness" is a good descriptor, though. It may point to a trace of reduction, although that is very subtle-it's not like this gives off charcoal and smoke. Neither, however, does it seem to have saline or salt nor the big fruit that Assyrtiko can deliver in other incarnations. This walks down the middle-of-the-road and stays fairly mute. Drink it on the younger side.