Assyrtiko "Nikteri" Santorini, Koutsoyannopoulos

Assyrtiko "Nikteri" Santorini, Koutsoyannopoulos - 2017

Item # 33968 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Meaning "working the night away," Nikteri is traditionally harvested at night to avoid the hot temperature and is aged in oak for at least three months to show concentration and oxidative characteristics. This wine from Koutsoyannopoulos sees six months in French oak but is not oaky on the palate. Flavors of poached pear, golden apple, stone fruits, with citrus and hay.


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Assyrtiko

Pronounced "a SEER tee ko". This white varietal is native to Santorini and the other Aegean Islands. Used to make crisp dry wines similar in style to dry Riesling, it is often blended with other varietals - both indigenous and international - such as Sauvignon Blanc. This grape is also used to make the popular Greek dessert wine, Vinsanto.


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