Assyrtiko is unique to the Mediterranean in that itachieves ripeness while maintaining high acidity and is apparent with the development of a pleasant acidity and minerality, the latter derived from the unique character of the geology.
Pair with fish and seafood; salads; white meats; and traditional Mediterranean vegetarian casseroles.
The House of Kourtakis is a family wine-making business that dates back to 1895. It was founded by Vassilis Kourtakis (1865-1946), who was the first person in Greece to obtain a diploma in oenology. He established his wine-making activity at Markopoulo, thirty kilometers to the northeast of Athens in the heart of one of the most celebrated wine growing regions of Greece – Attica. Today, Markopoulo remains the headquarters of Greek Wine Cellars, D. Kourtakis SA.