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Winemaker's Note

Intense but refined muscat aromas of jasmine, white peach and apricot, typical of a high-quality Malagousia, are pleasantly balanced by the freshness of a mountainous Roditis adding a crispy acidity and zest to the final blend. The lingering fruity aftertaste underpins the intense flavor and highlights a wine with an enchanting character.

Varieties

Roditis 80%, Malagouzia 20%

Production

n/a

Ageing

2-3 years

Cellaring

3-5 months in stainless steel tanks

Origin

The viticultural zone of Agios Panteleimon, in the Amyndeon Appelation in Northwestern Greece.

Food Pairing

Can be enjoyed all year round, on its own as an aperitif, or paired to salads, fresh cheese and fish.

Analytical Data

Alcohol:  12.5% abv
pH:  3.40
Titratable acidity:  4.7 g/lt
Volatile acidity:  0.29 g/lt
Residual sugar:  2.6 g/lt
Phenolic index:  n/a
Color intensity:  n/a
Free/Total sulfites:  n/a

Amyndeon had a heavy winter with very low temperatures. April had very low temperatures as well and in May we had some hail, which damaged some plants - production therefore was lower than usual. Summer however was very dry and warm and the abundance of rain helped us get earlier ripening and very healthy crop. 2017 will be a very aromatic year for the Amyndeon whites. Xinomavro too, is expected to give excellent results.

The vineyard lies at an altitude of 700 meters within the viticultural zone of Agios Panteleimon, in the Amyndeon Appelation in Northwestern Greece. The vineyard’s mean yield does not exceed 40 hl/he. The soil is sandy and poor, thus offering the possibility of producing wines of exquisite quality and rich aromas. The microclimate of the region is characterised by cold winters and warm summers, while the four neighbouring lakes contribute to the creation of a mild continental climate.

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