Hatzidakis Santorini Familia
2011 Hatzidakis Assyrtiko Santorini
"90% Assyrtiko, 5% Aidani and 5% Athiri grown on south and east facing slopes on Santorini's volcanic soils. Harvested by hand in early August.
This is Santorini magnified, a huge mouthful of sun, salt and chalk. It feels leesy and broad, supported by strident, grapefruity acidity and a savory wash of seawater saltiness. For all its size, it lifts off the palate in a cloud, a long-lasting blast of island air that lingers indefinitely. Laurel leaf flavours. Dense and long.