"Lip-smacking and delicious." Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)
"Delicate aromatics at first. A puff of Mediterranean herbs and lemon blossom, but of course all the action is on the palate. Steely, tight and linear, with wet stone and lime juice. The acidity is pure talc and the finish pristine. Lip-smacking and delicious." Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)
"Salty seaside tang, lemon peel and lemon water, a smattering of green herbs too. It’s tight and tangy, very fresh and chalky in texture, not a great deal of flavour in a way, yet still lovely to drink. Has line and length and plenty of energy. Grip and zesty bitter lemon appeal." Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
Clear, palest straw colour in the glass. Aromas of white peach, pineapple flesh and lemon verbena. The palate offers great fruit weight with flavours of apple spritz, white peach and old-fashioned lemonade. A nice subtle acid line with a long refreshing finish.
“I first tasted Assyrtiko in August 2006 while on holiday with my wife Sue on the Greek island of Santorini, birthplace of the Assyrtiko grape variety. The crisp, acidic qualities reminded me of our Clare Valley Rieslings and yet it was a flavour I had not experienced before. Intrigued with this newfound variety, I began the process of importing cuttings into Australia through quarantine. In August 2012 we planted Australia’s first Assyrtiko at our Lodge Hill Vineyard, a special and unique site treasured by my family and suited to this variety. Our Assyrtiko journey has been fascinating and has enabled us to produce a wine which, I believe, is a true expression of the variety. I hope you find the flavours as interesting as I did in 2006.” Peter Barry - Winemaker