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CHARACTERISTICS – VINIFICATION - AGING

  • Wine: White dry.
  • Variety: Begleri 100%.
  • Protected Geographical Indication (P.G.I.): Ikaria.
  • Vineyard: Ikaria , Raches , Vrakades 0.3ha, age of grapevines 60 year old, yield 22 hl/ha, organic cultivation, altitude 750 m. Sandy clay soil from decomposed granite rock with low pH and high concentration in minerals and micronutrients.
  • Vinification: Traditional local method, with grapes manually destemmed and squeezed in a winepress made of 5 large granite stones, macerated for 3-5 days and then fermented with their own yeast in clay jars buried in the earth in a special hold outside the winery. During this process there is no mechanical intervention or filtering, except some minimum sulfating before bottling.
  • Aging: It is susceptible to long aging.
  • Production: 700 bottles in ideal weather conditions.
  • Flavor Characteristics: A pure terroir wine, very complex, rich in minerals and evolving in taste, it gives us a very unique flavor with hints of wild herbs, tobacco, citrus fruits as well as an aftertaste of moist granite stone.