Nykteri

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.

PAIRS WELL WITH:

Grilled Fish
White Meat
Seafood

SERVED AT:

45-50 °F

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DETAILS

COUNTRY

Greece

REGION

Santorini

LOCATION

Pyrgos

ALTIDUTE

1300 ft

WINE TYPE

White

STYLE

Dry

VINTAGE

2017

ALC BY VOL

13.8%

VARIETIES

Assyrtiko 75%
Athiri 15%
Aidani 10%

APPELATION

PDO Santorini

VINIFICATION

Harvest: handpicked between 10-20 August. Classic white vinification. Destemming, skin contact for 6 hours. Gentle pneumatic press. Fermentation temperature at 61-63 °F. 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)

Santorini

Pyrgos

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.

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