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Hatzidakis Winery Assyrtiko 2016

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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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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 Winery Assyrtiko

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.50 5
Vintage: 2013 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


Member Reviews for Hatzidakis Winery Assyrtiko

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.70 5
Vintage: 2013 08/19/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: cindypliska
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2013 08/27/2014

Assyrtiko


Snooth User: Constance Chamberlain
26854847,356
0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/23/2010

Winemaker's notes: Τype: Dry white wine, Santorini Appelation of Origin of High Quality. Varieties: Assyrtiko 100% A traditional and famous wine of Santorini, with high alcohol degree and strong character. In the past, the vineyards used to harvested over matured, and they used to crash the grapes during the night, in traditional wineries (Canaves).Nikteri was made….For our Nikteri the harvest was very late.We used the traditional way to separate the must. “The nose” is pleasant, with fruity aromas. “The mouth” appears full with long aftertaste. Pairs with: dishes of intense spicy taste, rich in fat fish, white meat or even red meat in light red sauce. Best served at 12-14˚C.It can be aged for 6 years Bottled: In Santorini, 4.800 bottles


External Reviews for Hatzidakis Winery Assyrtiko

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 05/17/2010

ssyrtiko 90% idani 5% thiri 5%. The wine comes out in a light white yellow color which proves the good condition of the grapes and with soft golden shades. The nose is pleasant with strong fruity aromas. The mouth appears full aromatic and the aftertaste has a certain freshness coming from the acidity of the wine which is typical of the island. Winemaker's Note


External Review
Vintage: 2007 03/03/2010

Hatzidakis Assyrtiko Nikteri Santorini 2007 750ML


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/17/2010

The nose is pleasant with tropical fruit aromas. The palate matches the nose with a long finish. Goes well with spicy foods, oily fish, poultry, or even red meat in light red sauce. - Winery



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