Pale vibrant lemon in colour with green hues. The bouquet comes across with notes of lemon peel, quince, under ripe mango, nectarine, chamomile, wet stone… It’s mineral and rather sapid. The palate is full and round with a nice freshness with notes of chamomile and citrus fruits. The finish is creamy, with hints of mineral, citrus, peach, elegant on the finish.
Vassaltis Nassitis White Blend
for the equivalent of £23.35 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grape Variety: Assyrtiko / Aidani / Athiri
Style: Toasty and Mineral
Alcohol: 13% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Famously home to one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world, those lucky enough to have visited this jewel of the Cyclades will know that the same volcano that created Santorini's dramatic caldera views, also created the volcanic soils that produce some of the world's most exquisitely fresh and mineral white wines, from local grape Assyrtiko. While there are a number of longer-established and more famous producers of Assyrtiko on the island, it's the younger generation represented by Vassaltis owner Yannis Valambous, who have the passion and energy to drive quality to the level of the fine white Burgundies and Rhones that dominate the world stage. Never exported outside of Greece before, this newest estate in Santorini boasts one of the most experienced winemaking teams on the island.