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Hatzidakis Santorini 2016

External Review by Wine Gems @ Perriello's:

Santorini, GreeceHatzidakis Santorini is a delightful summer white of the Assyrtiko grape from the famous Greek island of Santorini.Decanter 91! "Phylloxera, the parasite that lives on and eats vine roots, has never made it to Santorini, thanks to the sandy volcanic soil. Unlike the rest of Europe, the vineyards here were never affected and so vines as old as 100 years make up this delicious offering. The wine smells and tastes of the sea with subtle citrus fruit, a steely minerality, and an impressive palate-tingling acidity. It has enough body and texture to enjoy with a variety of foods."--Christelle GuibertHatzidakis Santorini is soft yellow in color with delicate aromas of citrus, white flowers and minerality. Full and aromatic on the palate with an intensive mineral character. A versatile wine, matching seafood, salmon and shellfish, chicken, pork and cheese.

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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

External Reviews for Hatzidakis Santorini

External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
06/22/2017

Santorini, GreeceHatzidakis Santorini is a delightful summer white of the Assyrtiko grape from the famous Greek island of Santorini.Decanter 91! "Phylloxera, the parasite that lives on and eats vine roots, has never made it to Santorini, thanks to the sandy volcanic soil. Unlike the rest of Europe, the vineyards here were never affected and so vines as old as 100 years make up this delicious offering. The wine smells and tastes of the sea with subtle citrus fruit, a steely minerality, and an impressive palate-tingling acidity. It has enough body and texture to enjoy with a variety of foods."--Christelle GuibertHatzidakis Santorini is soft yellow in color with delicate aromas of citrus, white flowers and minerality. Full and aromatic on the palate with an intensive mineral character. A versatile wine, matching seafood, salmon and shellfish, chicken, pork and cheese.


External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
11/17/2017

Santorini, GreeceWine Advocate 92 points!Hatzidakis Santorini is a delightful summer white of the Assyrtiko grape from the famous Greek island of Santorini.Wine Advocate 93 points! "The 2016 Santorini is an unoaked Assyrtiko from vines ranging 40 to 80 years of age. It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. Rather rich for the regular Assyrtiko and caressing in texture as it warms, this is beautifully done."-Mark SquiresDecanter 91 points! "Phylloxera, the parasite that lives on and eats vine roots, has never made it to Santorini, thanks to the sandy volcanic soil. Unlike the rest of Europe, the vineyards here were never affected and so vines as old as 100 years make up this delicious offering. The wine smells and tastes of the sea with subtle citrus fruit, a steely minerality, and an impressive palate-tingling acidity. It has enough body and texture to enjoy with a variety of foods."--Christelle GuibertHatzidakis Santorini is soft yellow in color with delicate aromas of citrus, white flowers and minerality. Full and aromatic on the palate with an intensive mineral character. A versatile wine, matching seafood, salmon and shellfish, chicken, pork and cheese.



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