Château Julia, Assyrtiko, Drama, Macedonia, Greece 2021
(at ICA, The Mall, London, 09 Nov 2022)
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2025
Château Julia doesn't sound very Greek, but this is textbook Assyrtiko. It's fairly understated on the nose at present, but has brisk grapefruit juiciness, with some warm lemon peel and firm peach, a mineral streak and salinity. There's weight and structure behind the fruit, and a refreshing sapidity. Very classy.