Akrathos Xinomavro Halkidiki Red 2017 75cl Bottle

Original price was: £28.50.Current price is: £26.99.

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

Expressive and complex aromas of cherry and blackberry are complemented by sweet spice and vegetal tones. Opulent, with balancing freshness, refined tannins and a long finish.

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.

The grapes were fermented with native and cultivated yeasts in stainless steel tanks to retain the freshness and purity of fruit. Gentle maceration ensured the desired extraction of colour, flavour and refined tannins. Maturation lasted for 12 months in seasoned French oak barrels.