Hatzidakis Santorini Cyclades Rosette is a rosé wine made by the Hatzidakis winery with the Mandilaria variety in the PDO Santorini denomination, on the Greek island of Santorini.
Hatzidakis came into being when the prestigious winegrower Haridimos Hatzidakis discovered the abandoned vineyards of the family of his wife Constantina Chryssou in the Black Stone archipelago (Santorini). From then on, he committed to the recovery of native varieties and built a winery in a small cave in the traditional style to produce a wide range of types of wine: white, red and sweet. Today his daughter Stella continues his legacy.
Hatzidakis Santorini Cyclades Rosette originates from 50-80 year old vineyards planted in volcanic soils at an altitude of between 20 and 330 meters. Respectful agriculture is practiced using organic treatments, low grape yields are produced and the harvest is carried out manually at the optimal moment of ripening.
In the cellar, the Hatzidakis Santorini Cyclades Rosette grapes remain in the refrigeration chamber for 12 hours and after pressing, the must ferments with indigenous yeasts for a month at a controlled temperature of 16-18ºC. Finally, the wine matures in stainless steel tanks for 6 months and is bottled unfiltered.
Hatzidakis Santorini Cyclades Rosette is a rosé wine which dramatically shows the concentration and minerality of these basaltic soils, so characteristic of one of the islands which has suffered the most volcanic eruptions.