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Assyrtiko Ktima Vourvoukeli Dry White Wine

Assyrtiko Ktima Vourvoukeli Dry White Wine

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Country of Origin: Greece

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    Description

    Soft golden colour. Basil, lemongrass, and asparagus flavours along with white flowers followed by rich aromas of tropical fruit, pineapple, guava as well as green gooseberry, tart quince and ripe citrus. Dry in taste, with high acidity and full body. Long aftertaste.

    Type: Dry White
    Classification: Vineyards in Avdira, North Greece
    Grape Varieties: Assyrtiko 100%
    Soil: Sandy, Clay and Sloping.
    Harvest: End of September 2015
    Vinification: Grapes are handpicked and transported in small baskets. Classical white vinification. Fermentation in stainless tanks.
    Microclimate: Mediterranean, mild hot summer with relative humidity, dry and chilly winter.
    Tasting Notes: Soft golden colour. Basil, lemongrass, and asparagus flavours along with white flowers followed by rich aromas of tropical fruit, pineapple, guava as well as green gooseberry, tart quince and ripe citrus. Dry in taste, with high acidity and full body. Long aftertaste.
    Food Pairing: Pairs beautifully with shellfish and seafood.
    Served at: 8-12 degrees C.

    Analysis
    Alcohol: 13% by Vol.
    Acidity: 5.4 g tartaric acid / l
    Sugars: 2 g / l.
    pH: 3.35

    The Producer: Vourvoukelis, from Avdira, North Greece
    In 1999, the family of Nikos and Flora Vourvoukeli planted 2 hectares on the fertile hills of the area with indigenous and foreign wine grape varieties, with a view to realizing their vision of reviving the famous Avdira vineyard.

    It gradually developed into a privately owned 12-hectare vineyard which is cultivated in accordance with the regulations for organic farming. The choice of organic farming was made due to the particular favourable climate of the region.

    The winery features state-of-the-art equipment, operating under strict HACCP food safety controls and certified with ISO 22000 to ensure quality.

    The history:
    On the coast of Thrace, in the south of the peripheral unit of Xanthi, washed by the Thracian sea, lies Avdira, the homeland of Democritus the father of the atomic theory, Leucippus and the great sophist Protagoras. Viniculture flourished in the hilly areas of the region since antiquity, as related in the great lyric poet Pindar's paean. In the Byzantine era, Avdira together with the region of Maronia constituted one of the vineyards of Byzantium and it was here that the celebrated Pamiti wine (from the ancient Greek "Pan-methi") was produced. At the time of the Ottoman Empire, the French consul in Constantinople likens the area to that of the French Bordeaux in one of his reports to Paris. At the end of the 19th century the vineyard was destroyed by phylloxera (vine louse) and the locals turned to tobacco cultivation. Refugees from East Thrace and Asia Minor settling into the area planted small family vineyards again which were also destroyed in the 1960's. From that time to the 1990's there was no viniculture in the area.

    Note: You will be sent the current vintage available. If you are seeking a specific vintage, please get in contact with us before placing your order.

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    Producer

    Produced by: Ktima Vourvoukeli

    Country of Origin

    Greece

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