2019 Domaine Lyrarakis Voila Assyrtiko

Crete, Greece, Eastern Mediterranean GREECE
Wine Style
Dominant Grape
Closure Style
screw cap
Bottle Size
Case Quantity
Wine Score
89 points, Mark Squires, robertparker.com, June 2020

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Media Reviews

Mark Squires

The 2019 Assyrtiko Vóila (not the French word!) is unoaked, dry and comes in at 13.4% alcohol. This is sourced from the Vóila area in Sitia (eastern Crete) with vines at approximately 600 meters in altitude. This area is different than Santorini, says the winery, with a slower ripening time. The vines were originally brought from Santorini, though, in the early 1990s, typically ungrafted. This was previously marketed as just "Assyrtiko." Showing fine depth—and adding a layer of depth to the fresher whites like the Vidiano this issue—this is nicely crafted. It`s bright, moderately gripping on the finish and has adequate stuffing in the mid-palate. It is actually a bit tight today, but by mid-to-late summer, it will open more. At the moment, the structure is in control, giving it a slightly sharp edge. The fruit already shows signs of becoming more expressive, though, in its dry and serious fashion. It should hold pretty well for a few years thereafter, perhaps more than anticipated. 89 points

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