Alexakis Assyrtiko 2020 (Crete, Greece)

Alexakis Assyrtiko 2020
(Crete, Greece)

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About the Winery: 

The Alexakis family is one of the most important wine ambassadors in Crete and one of the oldest privately owned wineries on the island. Founded in the early 70’s by enologist and chemical engineer Stelios Alexakis and his wife Sofia in Heraklion, Crete, today Alexakis is managed by their two sons, Lazaros and Apostolos, both enologists, with degrees from the Universities of Florence, Italy and Fresno, California. For decades it has invested in long-term relationships with most of the vine growers on the island. The result is high quality wines that truly represent the terroir of Crete. The Alexakis wines draw on a deep understanding of the local vineyards (varieties, soil, local weather conditions and viticulture). Long years of collaboration have allowed the company to choose the most suitable vineyards and the best growers to produce some of the highest quality wines in Crete.

About the Wine:
A refreshing Assyrtiko sourced from high-elevation vineyards where ancient winepresses have survived since the Bronze Age. The wine is tank-fermented and aged sur lie for three months. 

Bright yellow color with green hues. The bouquet displays aromas of passion fruit, mango and citrus. Balanced taste with crispy acidity and a characteristic minerality around the palate. Long and lasting finish.

Ratings & Reviews

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2019):
"Citrus and mineral aromas are followed by savory, saline smoke and tropical fruit flavors on the palate. The wine ends with an intriguing wave of smoke." - SK (4/1/2021)