One of Greece's top white varieties, Assyrtiko makes wonderfully textured dry whites with lots citrus and minerality. This is a great example from Crete that is a little richer than the super lean style of Santorini, with with fresh apple and lemon aromas along with hints of oregano and thyme. On the palate it is round and zesty acidity with a touch of concrete minerality. The finish is long, rich and complex due to spending 3 months on its lees.
Try with oysters, lean fish, pork, salads.
Diamantakis winery was founded in 2007 by the family members of Nikolaos G. Diamantakis: Ioannis and Michalis who are both third-generation vine-growers with extensive experience in viticulture and are in charge of the winery's vineyards; whereas Zacharias, having studied oenology, is involved in the process of winemaking and promoting the wine. It is located southwest of the city of Heraklion, outside the village of Kato Assites. The region has a long history in vine cultivation and the production of wines and spirits.