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In this video series, The Grape Explorer takes a look at the grapes that go into making wine from A – Z.

A is for Assyrtiko

Assyrtiko is a white Greek wine grape indigenous to the island of Santorini. Assyrtiko is widely planted in the arid volcanic-ash-rich soil of Santorini

Assyrtiko grapes clusters are large, with transparent yellow-gold skin and juicy flesh. In the volcanic soil of Santorini, there appear to be some unique characteristics that develop in the grape variety, and therefore in the wine. One of these characteristics is that Assyrtiko does not lose its acidity even if it is very ripe.

The wine tasted is from Marks and Spencer called Atlantis

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