It is one of the most exquisite varieties of the Greek vineyard, with unlimited possibilities and rare virtues. Assyrtiko, based in Santorini, is a multi-dynamic white variety that thrives in warm climates.


Assyrtiko gives “rigorous” and “delicate” wines with dense structure and high acidity. It is an appealing variety to those who seek white wines with incompatible character and intense style.

It is white, with light green and golden shades reminiscing pomegranate colour.

It presents a rich and full mouth, with metallicity. Its mild flavours and aromatic character take on the characteristics of the particular terroir in which it grows. It is distinguished by the aromas of fresh yellow fruits and citruses with scents of mineral groves.

Due to its high acidity, Assyrtiko has durability even after five or ten years, and under the right conditions, it gives even more intense and special flavours and characteristic aging aromas.

Food pairing

“Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades”, recognising the dynamics of this fine variety, has included it into the secret blend of the new white Playia White Dry. Try it with grilled fish and seafood.