In 2010 we added the endemic Greek varieties Xinomavro, Agiorghitiko and some Syrah to produce a single vineyard cuvée. The northwest-facing vineyard is exposed to intense afternoon sunlight, as well as the “Vardaros” – a powerful, cold wind from the north. It encompasses 0.65ha of new plantation. The soil in the area is sandy clay with layers of white porcelain clay. About 100m above sea level, this elevated slope boasts with a beautiful view of the Thermaic Gulf and Thessaloniki and the mountains as backdrop.
The year 2013 was the first time we decided to harvest the grapes from young vines. They were very healthy and featured a beautiful texture due to a minimum irrigation, relatively small yield control, and permanent canopy. The sunny hot weather determined a very early harvest in the third week of August.
The harvested grapes were immediately processed and closed in stainless steel fermentation tanks without pressing, until reaching 50% residual sugar. Following the fermentation process in small, medium-toasted French oak barrels is the malolactic fermentation. The concept was to compose a light red, fruit-rich flavours. After completion of fermentation processes the cuvée was left for one month on lees and bottled in January.
TONGUE, NOSE, EYES
A dry, light red wine with a beautiful red to purple colour. It presents itself as mineral-balanced berry aroma; fresh, fruity and crisp palate. Despite young vines and short ageing, this wine offers a refreshingly interesting multi-layer experience – a Symphony. It is perfect for all Mediterranean meat dishes or simply a lovely companion for a warm summer evening on your terrace or balcony.
Analysis & Data
Harvested: August 2013
Bottled: January 2014
Yield: 1500 L/ ha
Alcohol: 13.5% vol
Acidity: 3.5 % pH: 3.88
BEST SERVED AT: 15-18°C