Wine Art Estate Idisma Drios Assyrtiko 2017


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Wine Advocate, 89 Points- The 2017 Assyrtiko Idisma Drios was aged for five months in French oak (30% new) and comes in at 13.4% alcohol. The wood here obviously gives this a very different profile than the unoaked Plano Assyrtiko this issue. This opens lusher, creamier and a little tinged with vanilla. It has better depth and probably more power, but the expressive Assyrtiko fruit is diminished. There isn't enough extra depth or power to compensate for that, but reasonable minds might differ. This pairs better with stronger foods, while the Plano works well with light foods or own its own. -Mark Squires, Jun 2019

From the importer- The adaptation of the Assyrtiko variety, the most dynamic Greek white variety, to the microclimate of Mikrochori region, results to a generous wine. Straw pale color, intense citrus-fruits aromas with a distinctive peachy character. Full mouth with a refreshing acidity, which is balanced at the end by the greasiness of the alcohol, while the ageing in oak barrels, adds the sweet and long aftertaste.