Anatolikos Fine Assyrtiko

Grape Varieties: Assyrtiko 90%, Malagouzia 10%

Location of vineyard: Avdira, Xanthi, Thrace, Greece

Vineyard: Organic, privately owned with production of 400-500 kilos per acre.

Soils: Sandy hills with a granite subsoil, 5 kilometers from the sea at an altitude of 50-70m above sea level.

Climate: Mediterranean with East winds, warm winds and day to night temperature difference 13-15C

Harvest: By hand in small wooden baskets

Vinification technique: Upon harvest, the grapes were placed in a chilled stainless steel tank for 48 hours at a temperature of 10C.  Once chilled, spontaneous fermentation took place with the indigenous yeast in the same stainless steel tanks.  When fermentation was complete, the wine was left on the lees for three months then transferred to 225L oak barrels for six months additional aging.  The wine was then bottled unfiltered and left to rest for a period of 3 additional months before release.  8000 bottles produced.

Alcohol level & characteristics: Alcohol: 14 % ABV, Acidity: 5.3 g/l, Sulfur: 34 mg/l, Residual Sugars 1.5  g/l, PH: 3.45

Description: Golden color with green hints.  Subtle oak notes of vanilla are present coupled with an intense bouquet of citrus, quince, and honeycomb.  As the wine is exposed to air, secondary aromas of flowers and yellow fruits emerge.  Medium to full bodied with an intense mouthfeel, this wine has flavors of stone fruit and subtle barrel notes coupled with high acidify and a long  finish.

Serving suggestions: Pairs well with fattier cuts of fish, sushi and sashimi and leaner cuts of meat.  Decanting is recommended.

Fine Assyrtiko is certified organic by BIO Hellas and contains only naturally occurring sulfites

Farming Practices:  Sustainable, Certified Organic
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