Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: Domaine Sigalas Asirtiko Athiri 2010
By Tony Aspler
Grown on the island of Santorini on vines that date back 50 to 200 years, this wine, made from two local Assyrtiko and Athiri varieties, reminded me of a Viognier. Golden straw in colour, you can smell its volcanic soil behind the melon and citrus aromas. It’s richly extracted, with an unctuous mouth feel and flavours of melon and peach, that finishes dry.
Food match: grilled fish, roast chicken
$16.95, Vintages #276535
Tony Aspler is Post City’s wine columnist. He has written 14 books on wine and food and also created the Ontario Wine Awards. He can be heard on 680News.