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.
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Light winters, rare rainfall, cool summer mild winds, known as “meltemia”. Additionally, the night sea mist created by the evaporation of the sea during the hot summer sunny days, works as a natural moisturizer for the plants. The orientation of the vineyards (facing north) and the altitude retain a lower average temperature throughout the year. Additionally, the sea mist created by the evaporation of the sea during the hot summer nights, works as a natural moisturizer for the plants. The salty spray that covers the grapes boosts minerality and adds a pleasant, slightly briny character to the wine.
The distinctive “aspa” of Santorini: a mixture of volcanic ash, pumice stone and pieces of solidified lava and sand. The soil has little to no organic matter, yet is rich in essential minerals (with the exception of potassium) leading to the production of wines with a naturally low pH level and a high acidity. The absence of clay offers a natural solid shield against phylloxera, which has never affected the vineyard of Santorini.