Hatzidakis Vinsanto Sweet 2013, 500ml
Sweet | PDO Santorini | Aegean Islands | 12.60% ABV | 375mlOrganic
Deep amber colour with caramel highlights, intense aromas of dried fruits such as raisins, honey and butter caramel with a mineral character. Full and velvety in the mouth with a sweetness that balances the refreshing acidity. Long aftertaste of sugary orange peels.
Assyrtiko is by far Greece’s most renowned white grape variety, associated most famously with the volcanic island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea. Following its notable success, it is now grown successfully all over Greece and beyond in Clare Valley, Australia, South Africa and California, being the first Greek grape to become international. It has developed a reputation as being a versatile grape variety, producing wines in a multitude of styles, from fresh, mineral white wines to oaked, worth keeping ones and from bold complex reds to rıch matured dessert wines, such as Vinsanto.
Compact clusters of large, moderately thick-skinned berries, late budding and late ripening. Vigorous and productive, resistant to drought, disease and wind and capable of maintaining high acidity up to the final stages of the ripening period. In Santorini it is trained in the characteristic baskets, sitting close to the ground and named “kouloures” by the locals.
Aidani is a white aromatic grape found mainly on the Aegean islands, particularly Santorini, Rhodes and Euboea. It is used invariably in the making of Santorini’s Vinsanto and contributes delicate flavours to this special wine blend. Historically, it has been linked with famous wine blends, such as Aperanthitis, Malvasia and Naxos. It is often known as Aidani Aspro, to distinguish it from its dark-skinned variant Aidani Mavro (in Greek, aspro means white and mavro means black).
Large bunches of thick-skinned berries, drought-resistant, high yielding, late budding and late ripening.