Protected Designation of Origin Naoussa
Red dry wine
Vibrant ruby red color. The nose is fruit-forward with ripe red berries and notes of sweet herbs. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate with fruity and spicy flavors. The oak is well integrated. Medium finish.
Alcohol by volume (%) 12.2 Total acidity (gr tartaric acid/lt) 5.36 Residual sugars (gr/lt) 1.9 pH 3.56
The vineyard Location
Naoussa, Strantza Imathia, Northern Greece Total area: 20 ha approx. 12 ha planted in 1973 – 8 ha (re)planted in 2006 Altitude: 180 – 190 meters Age of vines: Up to 42 years Planting method: Linear Training system: Royat (double sided) Soil: Mostly clay with sand. Loam in fewer parts. Organic matter: 1.8%
Harvest starts at the end of September until beginning of October. The vinification takes place at the Tsantali winery near the village of Strantza in the Naoussa region. The grapes are handpicked and sorted on a conveyor belt before crush. 3 days pre-fermentation cold soak at 8-10° C The must undergoes 12-15 days fermentation at controlled temperatures of no more than 26°C. Pumping over during fermentation. Malolactic fermentation in the tank.
12 months in 300 Lt barrels Barrels: 95% French oak (20% new and 80% 2 nd and 3rd fill) – 5% American oak Further ageing in the bottle before release.