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Greek Austerity You Want? 2010 Domaine Sigalas Asirtiko-Athiri

As the Greek crisis unfolds I just received this incredible picture from  Jaynes comrade Jeremy Parzen taken from the Sigalas Winery in Santorini.   Jeremy has spent the past year as an ambassador for Greek wines heading up the Boutari Social Media Project and I urge you to  head over to his blog and read about his Aegean adventure at Do Bianchi happening right now.

We’ve been digging into a lot of the lesser publicized yet great wine regions this year.   The Greek wines in particular have filled our punch card full of high marks.   We are now pouring the 2010 Domaine Sigalas Asirtiko-Athiri by the glass. This is a mineral driven wine with racy acidity and generous fruit.  An excellent hot weather seafood wine,no doubt, that I would liken to a Loire Valley Muscadet with just a touch of salinity from the nearby sea.   This predominant grape is Asirtiko or Assyrtiko that is native to the island of Santorini where wine has been made for over 3500 years. The vines grow in a soil of Volcanic ash in a unique basket shaped pattern to protect themselves from the sea winds and high temperatures. Talk about terroir!

Get back safe Jeremy and thanks for your positive coverage of Greece.   They sure could use it right about now.

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. I think Jeremy’s trip helped boost the stock market this week.

    July 1, 2011
  2. jaynesgastropub #

    Lagarde, smagarde. Do Bianchi for IMF chief!

    July 1, 2011
  3. thanks for the shout-out… and wow, what an incredible time to be in Greece. For its beauty, its wines, and for the crisis and what’s happening on the ground here…

    The Santorini stay was incredible and I was blown away by the wines that I found there… BrooklynGuy first told me about Paris Sigalas and his wines. I’m a huge fan of these grapes: they grown in nearly impossible conditions and they deliver singularly delicious wines…

    See you in a few weeks in SD, comrades!

    July 1, 2011
  4. Dennis Fassett #

    I will be for sure dropping by to have a glass of some Greek white. I will count it twords solidarity for the protesters.

    July 2, 2011

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