Protected Designation of Origin Rapsani
Red dry wine
Xinomavro (1/3), Krassato (1/3), Stavroto (1/3)
Ruby red color. Aromas of juicy blackberries and plums with elegant notes of spices, leather and licorice. The palate is round and rich with balanced acidity and lingering tannins. Medium to long finish.
Alcohol by volume (%) 13 Total acidity (gr tartaric acid/lt) 4.9 Residual sugars (gr/lt) 2.4 pH 3.68
Awards & Scores
– Berliner Wein Trophy (Summer Tasting) 2018 – Silver
– Berliner Wein Trophy 2018 – Gold
– Mundus Vini Spring Tasting 2018 – Silver
– Par Wine 2018 – Gold
The vineyard Location
PDO Rapsani zone, SE slopes of Mt Olympus Thessaly, Northern Greece
Total area: 90 ha approx.
Grapes from SUB-ZONE B
Altitude: 250 – 500 meters
Age of vines: Up to 30 years
Planting method: Varietal fields and blended fields
Training system: Royat (double sided) and bush vines
Soil: Clay loam / Schist-based sub-soil
Organic matter: 1-1.5%
handpicked at the end of September – mid October. Traditional fermentation for 8-10 days in open top cement tanks. Ferments are hand plunged twice or even 3 times per day in order to achieve a gentle extraction. Malolactic fermentation.
12 months in French oak barrels 300 Lt (40% new – 60% 2nd and 3rd fill) Ageing: At least 12 months in the bottle before release