Gavalas Nikteri, 2014, 14% ABV, PDO Santorini
Nikteri is the traditional white wine of Santorini, which is produced from extra matured Assyrtiko grapes. Its designation comes from its traditional wine-making, as in the past the harvest took place during the day and the stomping of the grapes during the night. It is characterized by high alcohol (more than 14%), high residual sugars and benefits from aging in oak barrels. Its colour is gold and its nose reminiscent of pear and jasmine. It is full-bodied and it can be aged for at least 7-8 years. Perfectly paired with grilled and white meat, grilled squid, intense spicy flavors and fatty fish. Best served at 12-14oC.