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Winemaker's Note

Vibrant yellow lemon color. On the nose, apple-fresh and citrusy aromas with white blossom notes. The mouth is crisp and zesty with delicate mineral notes in the background. Pleasant lingering finish. Extremely versatile in food and wine pairings and a perfect choice for wine by the glass.

Varieties

Assyrtiko 100%

Origin

PGI Florina

Food Pairing

A wine ideal for food pairings: fish fillet roasted or poached, fried-cod, oven- roasted stuffed squid, pasta in sauce, white cheeses.

Analytical Data

Alcohol:  13,5%
Residual sugar:  1,4 g/lt
Titratable acidity:  5,8 g/lt
pH:  3,22

A rather atypical year, starting with warmer and relatively drier winter with no snow after many years, and followed by cool, rainy, and cloudy weather in spring and in June. As a result, budbreak and flowering were delayed by 10-12 days than usual. After a hot and dry July, conditions went back to the standard of the area, contributing to a full ripening of Assyrtiko.

As its label suggests, our ASSYRTIKO is produced from selected vine parcels located in The North of Greece, at the village of Agios Panteleimonas in Florina, at the unique plateau of Amyndeon. There lies the cooler viti-vini region of Greece, consisting of an exceptional mixture of elements. High altitudes between 600 – 700 meters and poor sandy soils on a stunning terrain of raw mountainous beauty. The four neighboring lakes act as a moderating influence of surrounding temperatures all year round, contributing to the continental-ish climate with cold -often snowy- winters and mild summers, notable diurnal variation, and the beneficial, trademark to the area, wind blowing from the north. For this introduction to the varietal mountainous expression, we select mostly young vines of Assyrtiko (average age of vines 10 years).

Rigorous selection on conveyor belt. Skin contact. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine stays in contact with fine lees for a period of 4-5 months.

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