Hatzidakis 2016 Assyrtiko de Mylos Vielles Vignes

Regular price £39

Nobody knows exactly how old the vines are on Santorini. Phylloxera, the louse that wiped out most of Europe's vineyards in the 19th century, cannot survive its volcanic soils. As a result, the root systems of many of these Assyrtiko vines could be ancient. Many are certainly more than 100 years old. Mylos is a single vineyard of such vines belonging to a monastery near Pyrgos, the highest village on the island.

Haridimos Hatzidakis made arguably his best wine from Mylos's fruit. It is textured, detailed, electrifying stuff, with huge ageing potential. With the sad death of Haridimos, the vineyard has gone to a new winery, and this great wine will not be made again. 

Wine Assyrtiko de Mylos Vielles Vignes
Producer Hatzidakis Winery
Vintage 2016
Blend 100% Assyrtiko
Region Greece > Santorini
Appellation PDO Santorini
Vineyard A single vineyard belonging to a monastery near Pyrgos, with very old (100+ years) Assyrtiko vines.
Farming Organic
Winemaking Completely unoaked. The depth and character comes solely from the old vine fruit. 
Lifespan Dense and tightly wound on release, this should unfurl slowly and could be cellared for 10-20 years from vintage. 
Style White
Size 75cl
Alcohol 13.5%
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