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Hatzidakis Santorini 2013

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Hatzidakis Assyrtiko 2013 is a powerful Greek white from the Aegean Islands that offers great complexity with full body, high acidity and excellent structure.

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Hatzidakis Winery:
The Hatzidakis winery was founded in 1996 by Haridimos and Konstantia Hatzidakis on the island of Santorini, Greece. The winery resides in an original cave of Santorini that was abandoned several years ago during the earthquake in the 1950s. By 1997, the Hatzidakis transformed the cave into a small, artisanal winery and Santorini’s famous kouloura vines can be found just outside the cave. Withi... Read more
The Hatzidakis winery was founded in 1996 by Haridimos and Konstantia Hatzidakis on the island of Santorini, Greece. The winery resides in an original cave of Santorini that was abandoned several years ago during the earthquake in the 1950s. By 1997, the Hatzidakis transformed the cave into a small, artisanal winery and Santorini’s famous kouloura vines can be found just outside the cave. Within these vineyard plantings one can also find Santorini’s famous tomato plantings. Most of the vineyards, however, can be found on the outskirts of the village Pyrgos Kallistis at 150-300 meters facing north/northeast. The vineyard covering spans a total of 10 hectares throughout the island plantings. Hatzidakis has always and continues to follow organic vineyard practices as set by EU standards, but has not applied for classification. Currently, Hatizidakis has six wines in their portfolio, not all of which are available in the US. They include: Hatzidakis Santorini: 90% Assyrtiko, 5% Aidani, 5% Athiri Aidani Assyrtiko: 75% Assyrtiko, 25% Aidani Santorini Barrel: 100% Assyrtiko, aged in new oak barrels 10 months Nikteri: 100% Assyrtiko, macerated at lower temperatures Mavrotragano: 90% Mavrotragano, 10% Mandilaria Hatzidakis Vinsanto: 70% Assyrtiko, 30% Aidani Although small in production, Hatzidakis wines are respected throughout the world as a prime example of Santorini’s most famous grape, Assyrtiko. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Hatzidakis Santorini

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
4.50 5
08/19/2014

Hugely salty and mineral on the nose right out of the bottle with slow to emerge aromas of lightly melony and orange rind tinged fruit. this gains a hint of apricot with additional air but never loses its piercing seabreeze and salty notes. This is rich yet cutting in the mouth. A real wow wine with terrific energy even though there is substantial weight on the palate and simply terrific depth of fruit. Incredibly electric on the palate with acidity, there’s plenty of fruit to keep things balanced and just when you start wondering if this is a fruit bomb the cutting minerality arrives leaving the palate salty and refreshed on the long, pure finish. An absolute brilliant wine. 94pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
4.70 5
08/19/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: cindypliska
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0.00 5
08/27/2014

Assyrtiko



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