Featured in an article by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their December 2018 edition, 10 Wines to Try Before You Die (see blue link below).
Hatzidakis Assyrtiko Cuvee 2016 - December 2018 Decanter review
The 2015 vintage was awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their August 2017 edition review of Greek Assyrtiko (see blue link below).
Hatzidakis Cuvee 15 2015 - Aug 2017 Decanter review
Hatzidakis is one of the more recent wineries to be established within Santorini. The winemaker and oenologist, Haridimos Hatzidakis, worked for other wine companies before finally settling in Santorini. He produced his first wine back in 1997, and since then has put his name firmly on the Santorini and Greek wine map. Haridimos has worked organically from the beginning and manages to apply organic viticulture to every plot of his land. The vines are amazing, curled into bird’s nest shapes on the bare ash soil for protection from the strong winds.
Made thus: grapes from organic cultivated vineyards of villages of Pyrgos, Emporio and Messaria-Vothonas. Skin contact for 12 hours, separation of must from grapes, clarification and fermentation with indigenous yeasts at 18 °C. Maturation on the lees for 8 months in stainless steel tanks. Bottled unfiltered.
Golden yellow colour, delicate aromas of ripe yellow fruits, fresh citrus and minerality. Elegant palate characterized by the certain acidity tone of the vineyards of Santorini. Long aftertaste.
Served at 12-14˚C, with oyster dishes, oily fish e.g. tuna, white or red meats and cheese.
It has the potential to age in bottle for at least 5 years.