Wine: Red dry.
Varietal composition: Fokiano 100%.
Protected Geographical Indication (P.G.I.): Ikaria.
Vineyard: Ikaria , Raches , Profitis Ilias 1,5ha, age of grapevines 50 and 10 years old, yield 25 hl/ha, organic cultivation, altitude 600 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: 1800 bottles.
PITHARI DRY RED 2019 12,5% vol
Natural red wine made from Fokiano (100%) varietal with the most ancient winemaking technique of Ikaria.
Opaque, natural red-brown color with orange highlights, and long-lasting legs.
Ripe forest fruits such as cherry, lychee, and blackberry in spoon sweet.
Flavors of sour cherry and wild cherry dominate; intense minerality, with a wet granite finish.
Food Pairing: Sweet & sour dishes, big fresh fishes with herbs, meats with wild greens, rabbit stew and traditional merditeranean dishes such as Giouvetsi (baked meat with pasta), Gemista (stuffed peppers & tomatoes) Dolma, Soufiko, and Magirio.
Best served fresh at 14c°
Wine: Red dry.