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Lyrarakis Assyrtiko 2017

The Experience

Drink When...
In Your Gin Joint
Listen To...
A Day To Remember - Casablanca Sucked Anyways
Think About...
She Walks Into Mine…
Drink With...
Spanakopita

The Oddbins Take

Considering Crete is on a similar latitude to Casablanca, most people would not pick it out as an obvious location for quality white wine production. If you've seen the film Casablanca, you can attest that after delivering the line "of all the gin joints, in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine;" Humphry Bogart doesn't go and check on his Sauvignon Blanc plantings.


Despite having a similar latitude to 1940s' classics, it is in fact an ideal place to grow the white grape Assyrtiko. Both the Mediterranean breezes and the altitude of the Lyrarakis vineyards allows the grapes to have a much longer ripening period, preserving the grapes aromatics and acidity resulting in a wine with wonderful floral freshness, crisp citrus notes and a delicate mineral finish. Perhaps Humphry should've packed in the gin joint and opened a vineyard in Crete!

Country
Greece
Region
Crete
Classification
IGP
Vintage
2017
Drink
Best Drunk Now & Over the Next 2 Years
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
750ml
13.5%
£12.75

£12.75

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Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet
Grape
Assyrtiko (100%)
Suitable For Vegetarians
Suitable For Vegetarians
Suitable For Vegans
Suitable For Vegans
Lyrarakis Assyrtko 2017

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