Variety in the Aegean. Grown extensively in Santorini and in other scattered areas of Greece (Thessaloniki, Central Greece). The unique volcanic soil of Santorini, offers the variety characteristics propagated in wine. It is characterized by the ability to mature into advanced degree without ellatonetai the acidity and-so wine, although with several senior acids in the balance. It is a variety with potential to provide dry and sweet wines.
The grapes are medium to large, cylindrical. The berries are large spherical, with medium thick skin, transparent, and gold yellow flesh, soft.
The wine variety by modern methods lead to a wine-colored (almost white), which dominate the fragrance of citrus blossoms. But while the fruit (pear, apple) have a significant presence. In the mouth does not always have the thickness and body would like. Besides, so it is not stale, but the acidity, which has Assyrtiko, makes them very attractive and youthful.
The great wine-producing sweet wines (Vinsanto), after the sun dries grapes for a few days, gives us a type of wine with a dark bronze color and rich, complex flavor of chocolate, dry figs, molasses, coffee, grapes and cherry liqueur. In the mouth, rich and thick with good balance of acidity.