Thymiopoulos Vineyards Atma Assyrtiko
ATMA, the Greek word for “soul”, is a new range of wines from Apostolos Thymiopoulos, which captures the spirit of the winery and his interpretation of the grapes he cultivates. ATMA Assyrtiko is made from 100% Assyrtiko – 50% from Apostolos’ high altitude vineyards in the Fytia Village at 500-600m above sea level. The remaining 50% of Assyrtiko derives from vineyards across the region of Macedonia, more specifically, from the Amyndeon prefecture. The Assyrtiko is harvested by hand, destemmed and then gently pressed. The free run juice is then collected and placed in stainless steel tanks with organic yeast. Fermentation begins and lasts for approximately 20 days Once completed, the wine does not go through malo-lactic fermentation as the intent of the wine is to retain Assyrtiko’s high acidity. The wine is then filtered and stabilized at -3C. The wines are then blended and left in tank to settle for approximately two months before bottling. ATMA Assyrtiko is a mineral driven style of Assyrtiko from northern Greece that is easy to drink, yet shows the unique characteristics of the variety. The wine is light to medium bodied with high acidity and a lingering finish. This is a perfect wine for those seeking to try Assyrtiko but do not like the high acidity of its cousins to the south.
Farming Practices: Sustainable, Biodynamic