Santowines Santorini Nykteri 2011
Wine region: Santorini
Grape variety: 100% Assyrtiko
Quality classification: Protected Designation of Origin Santorini
Alcohol percentage: 13.8%vol
Unit Quantity: 750ml
Aging potential: Good
Wine maker’s notes
Harvest: handpicked between 10-20 August. Classic white vinification. Destemming, skin contact for 6 hours. Gentle pneumatic press. Fermentation temperature at 16-17 °C. At the beginning of the fermentation, the must is filled in oak barrels for the completion of the fermentation.
Maturation: 3 months in 225 Lt medium toast French oak barrels (50 % 1st – 50% 2nd fill).
Traditionally Assyrtiko and a dash of Aidani and Athiri grapes were pressed the night after their harvest in order to give the famous Nykteri (stands for staying up all night) wine. Santo Wines Nykteri pays a tribute to this unique wine-making style, with high-alcohol content, great concentration, and ripe-fruit character.
A clear lemon color of medium intensity. Expressive flowery aromas of jasmine on the nose, along with green fruits, such as green apple and pear on a vanilla background. On the palate it is dry, with crispy-refreshing acidity, in great balance with the delicate floral and fruity flavors. Just an elegant touch of oak, contributes to the overall balance. Long and pleasant aftertaste. Best served at 12 °C.
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The Union of Santorini Cooperatives, SantoWines was founded in 1947. Today, it consists of the largest organization of the island representing all the cultivators and counting 1.200 active members. SantoWines is committed to safeguarding the local traditional cultivations, producing the highest quality Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Santorini wines and products as well as promoting sustainable agriculture development.
SantoWines’ R&D invests in the ongoing development of cultivation and vinification techniques, while it aims at the preservation of the biodiversity through the operation of a nursery of autochthonous varieties, a solid base for study and trial cultivation of local grapes.
The traditional cultivations of the farmers-members of our cooperative, guarantee the authenticity and the premium quality of our products.
The promotion of all Santorini products is the most important mission of the Cooperative. PDO Santorini wines, PDO Santorini Tomato, PDO Santorini Fava, capers, caper leaves, as well as local sweet preserves, like tomato or Koufeto belong to the wide range of the Santo products of pure Santorini taste that is available for everyone to enjoy!