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Akrathos Assyrtiko Halkidiki White 2018 75cl Bottle

Original price was: £25.99.Current price is: £24.99.

This is an age restricted product for persons aged 18 and over.

A crisp and uplifting Assyrtiko, with complex notes of lime, citrus blossom, and peach, highlighted by mineral overtones. Generously textured, with lovely balance and a long, lemony finish.

Constructing a winery so close to the birthplace of Artistotle’s historic ‘Akanthos’ wine felt fortuitous; thus the name Akrathos was chosen. The first five hectares were planted in 2009, implementing minimal-impact
methods in an effort to preserve the ecological integrity of the area and the terroir. An artisan winery followed in 2014. The unique site, combined with thoughtful and precise winemaking under the watchful eye of the highly sought-after
consultant, Kyriakos Kynigopolous, has resulted in rich, concentrated wines that age well.

The organically cultivated vineyard is located on the eastern slopes of Mount Cholomon, facing Mount Athos and the Syggitikos Gulf. The vines are grown at an elevation of 200 to 500 metres, just a short distance from the Aegean Sea. The vines are strongly influenced by ocean breezes and cool, humid winds from the surrounding mountains at night. This temperate climate allows for natural, bright acidity and contributes to the seasonal hydration of the vines, allowing the precious natural resources to be used more sparingly. In addition to moderate watering, the shallow, sandy loam soil and the slate subsoil ensure low yields and concentrated juice, while the soil’s high copper content and limestone provide a foundation for satisfying minerality. The vines are cane pruned, single and double Guyot trained and the grapes reach excellent maturity with balanced acidity and good phenolic density. The grapes are 100% hand-harvested.