Haridimos Hatzidakis

Haridimos Hatzidakis

The Haridimos Hatzidakis Winery is located in the village of Pyrgos Kallistis in the central area of ​​the island of Santorini. Haridimos Hatzidakis after the studies of Agronomy and Oenology in Athens, and a professional experience for Boutari, one of the largest Hellenic wineries, in 1996 re-planted a small vineyard of Aidani, a native variety of Santorini, abandoned since 1956, due to earthquake in Santorini. The island of Santorini is characterized by volcanic soil, strong winds, rare precipitations, and hot, dry summers that force the vine planted with a flat foot, to adapt to extreme conditions and survive thanks to the typical cultivation of the basket, which shelter from the wind In 1997, from a small existing traditional cave, Haridimos Hatzidakis, derives its winery or "Kanava", which is the traditional name of Santorini's cellars. The first bottles of wine come out in May 1999, with the "Santorini", collected in 1998 and the Rosso "Mavrotragano", vintage 1997. Today, Haridimos Hatzidakis cultivates about 10 hectares of vineyards, which are located in the villages of Pyrgos Kallistis, Megalochori, Emporio and Akrotiri, located at an altitude of 70 to 350 masl, mainly oriented south or south-east and with white varieties of Assyrtiko, Aidani and the red Mavrotragano variety. Haridimos Hatzidakis has chosen not to use synthetic products, but only small percentages of sulfur, organic fertilizers and a lot of manual labor. In the cellar, fewer interventions are possible, with spontaneous fermentations, static clarifications, refinement on the fine lees, and the bottling takes place with mild or even without filtrations. Furthermore, the use of sulfites is increasingly contained.

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