Assyrtiko

The island of Santorini is not known the world over for its wine, but Assyritiko is the principle wine grape grown there. These are high acidity white wines which are both dry as well as age worthy. Slightly off, if not unique in that the grape grows at high temperatures (perhaps the highest in the world for white wines) and the typical growing pattern is not clusters of grapes, but the grape grows in the shape of a wreath. Young wines show flavors of minerals, pepper, pear and interestingly the ocean itself. After a few years in your wine cellar it shows caramelized pineapple and orange marmalade.