Hatzidakis 2016 Nykteri
Another beautiful wine from the Hatzidakis stable, Nykteri is 100% Assyrtiko made with fruit from very old, high altitude vines. The grapes are left to ripen longer than usual, and the wine is aged in a mix of different oak barrels. The result is a particularly rich Santorini, cut through with wonderful freshness.
Very rich and almost heavy with a note that reminds me of a coconut-scented Keralan dish. Substantial! Leathery texture…
16.5+ pointsJancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, 14/01/2019
Made with overripe grapes from ungrafted, old vine Assyrtiko. Vineyards between 70 and 330 metres above sea level. Fermented with indigenous yeasts. Aged in oak barrels for 12 months.