In a quest to achieve my wine century club membership, I have come across a Greek wine varietal, Assyrtiko.  I paired this wine up recently with another of my “Not Bad” dinners and was pleasantly surprised with how things turned out.  Now on with the wine!

2009 Galavas, Santorini

2009 Galavas Santorini

2009 Galavas Santorini

The Nose: Lemons, grass, and wet stone backed up by a slight hint of apples.

The Taste: Crisp and refreshing green apple, lemon zest and chalk, It really tastes like champagne without all of the bubbles!

The Mouth Feel: Light and wispy, a hint of effervescence super long finish like mineral water.  This wine is refreshing, a definite summer-sipper.

The Color: Pale yellow to white.

The Nitty Gritty:
ABV 13%
Grape Varietals:
90% Assyrtiko
10% Aidani
Retail Price $19

The Verdict: This wine is really nice, the tart fruit and acidity make for an exceptionally long and enjoyable finish.  This wine paired perfectly with my tomato and chicken dish from the last “Not Bad.”  According to the bottle it would also do well with fish or other white meat dishes.  I’d have to agree.  Add two varietals to my checklist on my century journey, but the trouble now is I have yet another great white wine to go to on a hot summer day.  Ah to have troubles like this all of the time!

87 Pts, B

2009 Galavas, Santorini

2009 Galavas, Santorini

In Vino Veritas:  This wine was provided as a professional sample with the intention of review.

Cheers
Brian