Protected Designation of Origin Rapsani
Red dry wine
Xinomavro (1/3), Krassato (1/3), Stavroto (1/3)
A ruby red in colour wine that combines aromas of dried cherry and raspberry with olive paste, tomato and a whiff of spices and vanilla. Elegant, velvet-textured yet vibrant palate with a lingering mellow finish.
Alcohol by volume (%) 12.5 Total acidity (gr tartaric acid/lt) 5.06 Residual sugars (gr/lt) 2.4 pH 3.29
The vineyard Location
PDO Rapsani zone, SE slopes of Mt Olympus Thessaly, Northern Greece
Total area: 90 ha approx. Grapes from SUB-ZONE A
Altitude: Up to 250 meters
Age of vines: Up to 25 years
Planting method: Mainly varietal fields, fewer blended fields
Training system: Mainly royat (double sided)
Soil: Sandy clay loam
Organic matter: 1.5-2%
handpicked at the end of September. All the grapes –at their best average ripeness level- are co-vinificated. Fermentation at 28-30o C for a period of 8 to 10 days. Malolactic fermentation.
6 months in 300 L. French oak barrels (30% new – 70% 2nd and 3rd fill) Ageing: At least 6 months in the bottle before release