I am: Thalassitis (“of the sea”), made by Gai’a on Santorini of 100% assyrtiko grapes.
Character: Fully expressive of the island’s volcanic terroir. Bone dry. Honeysuckle nose. Stoney minerals, salt air, dried herbs, crisp citrus.
Dream date: pair with chincoteague oysters.
I’m sold. At least one half of that dream pairing is going to have to get on a plane. I have a contact in Chincoteague. Not sure how to go about getting oysters into Greece! Of course now the best oysters won’t be available until the Fall, so maybe the wine could come this way…