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Hatzidakis Santorini PDO Aegean Islands Assyrtiko 2013

$45.00

Will satisfy lovers of boney Assyrtiko while make a nice launching point into the variety for the uninitiated.

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Replanting the family vineyards on Santorini that had been left uncultivated since 1956 meant Haridimos and Konstantina had to ability to reinvigorate and improve on what had been before. Beautiful whites are made here.

This wine still has the saline and mineral edge as well as being very dry. But clearly they are trying to add a layer of texture and some freshness to these wines. It will satisfy lovers of boney Assyrtiko while make a nice launching point into the variety for the uninitiated. I would recommend to only drink this wine with food and I’d be looking for some good king fish. No Aging required here.

Santorini

Part of the island complex of Cyclades located in the South Aegean. The viticultural region of the island has a size of approximately 1,400 hectares, starting at sea level and ascending in terraces up to the caldera, which has a height of up to 250 metres from sea level. There is evidence to say that the history of this region goes back at least 3000 years.

Aegean Islands

An important historical wine making area. Their strong shipping network helped get their wines over the world. PDOs include Santorini, Rodos, Samos, Limnos and Paros. Of these Santorini is the most famous and important. A volcano where the vines grow in low basket shaped crowns to protect the grapes from strong winds, fog and hot sunshine.

Assyrtiko

The dominant variety of the vineyards in Santorini. It is found in 90% of the white wine varieties, with white wine varieties constituting 80% of the viticultural region of the island. Assyrtiko is an indigenous variety, grown since antiquity and is in complete harmony with the harsh conditions of the island. It is linked to the Santorini soil with its mineral taste, its pronounced acidity and the firm structure that the wines of this variety have.

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