Question: I like the crisp white wines from Santorini . What grapes are used?
Answer: Those volcanic soils on Santorini in Greece are providing some interesting unique wines. The most planted variety in Santorini is Assyrtiko. However remember the 3 A’s used there for whites:
ASSYRTIKO: Minimum of 75% in white blends. Very high acidity + minerality. Structure. Ages well changing in style from early Chablis-like to more dry Riesling-like.
AIDANI: Maximum of 25%. Lower acidity softener with some floral elegance.
ATHIRI: Maximum of 25%. Lower acidity showing delicate aromatics of citrus fruits plus softer textures. Most planted variety in Rhodes and used also for Sparkling.
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