The institution that is WineBloggingWednesday is coming this week. The theme is obscure red grape varieties. In honor of WBW, all the wines I'll review here this week will be of the 'odd' variety.
First up - Santorini. Santorini, takes its name from the hilly Greek island (also known as Thira) sitting on the rim of an ancient volcano. The grape variety used in this wine is the ancient, Asyrtiko - a Mediterranean white grape that can produce wines with crisp acidity under the intense sun & heat of the Greek Isles.
Boutari Santorini, '02 ($15)
- From the Greek island of Santorini
- Moderate gold in color
- Crisp lemon and pine scents
- Alternately lush and crisp at the same time. A truly unique white wine
***.5 (3.5 stars out of 5)
Try it with spinach and feta pizza; olive tapenade, spanakopita