Santorini and its acclaimed white grape – Assyritiko

On tasting Assyritiko from Santorini’s Domaine Sigalas during the London launch of Volcanic Wines of the World

Santorini is not just one of the most beautiful Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. It is more than that. Its charm is enhanced by Greek mythology and set in ancient movements of the earth such as the volcanic eruptions that created the island’s crescent-shaped caldera, the only one of its kind anywhere. Shrouded in myth and shaped by the forces of nature, Santorini is unique. Besides its picture-perfect beauty that attracts tourists in hordes, with dazzling white houses topped by distinctive blue domes and narrow winding lanes with bright bougainvillea, it is also steeped in winemaking history.

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