An exploration of wine

480. Hatzidakis, Santorini, 2007

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Book 3 Wine 480

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As I was finishing my Greek wine book, I started looking around for Greek wines, and quickly found 3 in 2 weeks, from the same (small and high-quality) producer from Santorini. This one is their classic blended Santorini OPAP, led by Assyrtiko, but with 5% each of Athiri and Aïdani to round-out the blend. This has no oak, apparently, which was surprising, because it had a distinct toasty note on day 1. By day 2, however, that was largely replaced by classic lemony notes. Austere citric / mineral palate, but not as extreme as I’d been led to believe. A good white though.

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