THE CLASSIC SANTORINI
VARIETY: Assyrtiko 90% with 10% Athiri and Aidani
SOURCE OF GRAPES: Grapes were sourced from old vines that may reach 100 years of age planted in the volcanic, stony soils of Megalochori at an altitude up to 400 m.
WINEMAKING: Classic white vinification at controlled temperatures followed by maturation in a combination of new and old French oak for 3 months.
TASTING NOTE: Expressive nose with hazelnuts, honey, quince and ripe yellow fruits. Fat and oily on the palate with bright acidity that cuts through its full body. This is a wine with intense personality that speaks of high levels of ripeness, density and concentration.
AGEING POTENTIAL: Up to 6-10 years from the vintage
SERVED: Decanting is suggested. Drink at 12-14°C.
FOOD AND WINE PAIR: Exclusive for dishes with intense flavors but again the wine will be the leader. Nikteri is a wine that comfortably replaces any red, therefore we suggest trying it as well with roasted pork with orange instead of the more usual combination with seafood.