Dry White Wine - PROTECTED DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN SANTORINI
Nykteri is the traditional white wine of Santorini, which is produced from very matured grapes of Assyrtiko, and it is aged in oak barrels. Its designation comes from its traditional winemaking process. In the past, the harvest took place during the day and then, the stomping of the grapes during the night. In Greek, the word “night” is translated to “nykta” and therefore the name “nykteri”. The purpose of that procedure was the protection of the must from oxidation since the temperature is lower and the light limited during night time.
The harvest takes place at the end of August, therefore the wine “Nykteri” is characterized by high acidity and high alcohol (at least 13.5 %) which enhance the aging potential. It has a golden color and complex aromas, a combination of fruits and oak flavors. Hints of citrus, pear, vanilla and nuts, full body and long aftertaste.
Perfectly paired with meat, grilled seafood, fatty fish and intense spicy flavors.