Lyrarakis Voila Assyrtiko


Anyone that has been to Greece or has interest in wines have come by the grape Assyrtiko . In the last few years, wines from Greece, in particularly this indigenous grape, have gotten the status as a world-class wine and prices have begun to rise especially from the Santorini region. This Vegan Assyrtiko from the Lyrarakis estate is one of them and it is still in the affordable range and fortunately, your everyday Assyrtiko needs can still be catered for. Being from east Crete rather than Santorini means prices are still competitive. Think down the lines of getting a wine from the Touraine region rather than the heart of the Loire Valley. Lyrarakis on Crete are a brilliant winery with a focus on indigenous Greek varieties. Their rendition of Assyrtiko is broader and more approachable than some of the tightly-wound examples on Santorini, but it’s no less drinkable for that.  It is in fact an ideal place to grow the white grape Assyrtiko. Both the Mediterranean breezes and the altitude of the Lyrarakis vineyards allows the grapes to have a much longer ripening period, preserving the grapes aromatics and acidity resulting in a wine with wonderful floral freshness, crisp citrus notes and a delicate mineral finish. Yamas!


Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Bright platinum color
Nose Pure floral aromas with ginger spices and delicate notes of ripe citrus
Palate Crispy and rich mouthfeel with a mineral and chalky character

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Assyrtiko
Alcohol % 13.5%
Style Dry White
Estate/Producer Lyrarakis family
Country Greece
Region Crete
Vintage 2019
Vinification Hand harvested. Skin contact at 12 degrees Celsius for 16 hours. Fermented in a stainless steel tank, slow fermentation (15+ days). Aged on the lees a few months.
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink now but has some ageing potential


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