After two years of viticulture based on soil structuring, the depth of the vines’ roots and the improvement of their immune system, the 2017 vintage allowed us to produce wines of a rare energy and identity
Smooth winter with good amount of rainfall. Budbreak around middle of March. Flowering was set nicely on good spring weather conditions. Summer was dry and mild until harvest not exceeding twelve degrees Celsius of difference between day and night. Vintage was characterized as an excellent vintage for Mavrotragano with an extremely high quality of grapes and at the
same time a good amount of crop.
A selection of terraces within the same plot was made. Whole berry with a percentage of whole cluster grapes were gently introduced in two and three and a half tones open wooden vats. To gain more terroir expression, grapes were inoculated with the yeasts from our vineyards (research program in collaboration with Biocepage). The temperature is controlled. Malolactic fermentation is completed in barrels. The wine matures for twelve to fourteen months in 500lt oak barrels, 20% of which are new. Intense red colour. Pepper, spice, mature and dark cherries nose. The mouthfeel is vibrant, rich, complex and generous, with long lasting salty finish. Great ageing potential.
Granite bedrock with sandy soil. Organically grown grapes. Asyrtiko plot is situated at 450m of altitude and 10.000 vines/ha with north-east orientation. The yield is 25hl/ha.
Food-Cooking Style Meat, game meat, ripe yellow cheeses.
Serve Temp 16 – 18 °C
Occasion Festive, For Special Occasions, Dinner with wine lovers
Food type Cold Cuts/Sausages, Goat, Offals, Game, Beef, Pies/Tarts, Yellow Cheeses, Foie gras / pate, Pork
Cooking style Tomato Sauce, Grilled / BBQ, In the oven, Stewed, Souffle / Au gratin, Smoked, French Cuisine, Indian Cuisine, Italian Cuisine