Karavitakis Kompsos White
Kompsos means elegant in Greek, and this blend’s elegance is the inspiration for it’s name. The base for this wine is Vidiano variety (40%). The grapes are sourced from 350 meters altitude vineyards, the per- fect place for expressive and stone fruit flavored Vidiano. Another 30% of Assyrtiko is added to enhance accidity, bring the mineral aspect and add a complex touch in aromas. The last 30% is Malvasia Aromatica, one of the most aromatic Cretan varieties which contributes to Jas- mine and lime scents together with mind blowing freshness. Try it with clams, chicken, grilled fish or sea- food and you will find the perfect pairing for your meal.
About the vintage : 2021 was one of the tough ones. Winter started beautifully with an amazing amount of rain for Cretan standards. Budding was slightly delayed but this was just about 10 days. Heat though started quite soon. The vines rushed a bit and then slowed down again due to cool June days. Late july was very warm so harvesting started in some vineyards a bit early. This required a lot of work in the winery and also plenty of care for the vineyards. In general this vintage stressed our vineyard and winery team a lot in order to produce wines in our territory of standards and overcome weather difficulties.
Nikos Karavitakis Winemaker Notes: : Kompsos White, a wine which was blended by Vidiano – Assyrtiko and Malvasia. A structured, pleasant and crisp white wine with layers of fresh lemon, a hint of Jasmine and nuances of peach and asparagus. A bit of salinity is present and lingu- ering acidity makes this white an instant favorite .
CASES : 3000
ALC : 13.0%
R.S : 1.7 g/l
ACIDITY : 6.1 g/l
SOIL : Limestone, schist, calcium clay.
BARRELS : No