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Ktima Kokotou, Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a young, blackcurrant-dominated bouquet with no interference from oak. Deep black and red fruit flavours and plenty of character from the skins! Tastes youthful but is nicely balanced by the tannins. Try this with a full-on Moussaka.
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Type: Dry Red
Classification: Protected Geographical Indication Attiki
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Production: 5000 bottles
Origin: Kokotos Estate vineyards in Stamata, Attiki at an altitude of 450 metres.
Soil: Sand and clay, gently sloping
Microclimate: Sufficient winter rainfall and cool, dry summers
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest: First 15 days of September
Vinification: Grapes are handpicked and transported in small crates. Classic red vinification with fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of 25-28οC. Maceration for approximately eight days.
Cellaring: Two months in French oak barrels
Ageing Potential: 1-2 years
Tasting Notes: Intense deep red colour with purple highlights. Herbal nose with aromas of plum and hints of liquorice. A medium weight wine, with good finesse and a bouquet of red fruit with floral notes. Well balanced in the mouth with good structure, supple tannins and good acidity.
Food Pairing: Makes a perfect match for simple, every day dishes, red meat, stews, strong cheese and charcuterie. Serve at: 15-16οC
Alcohol: 12,5% vol
Total Acidity: 5,7 g/L, as tartaric acid
Volatile Acidity: 0,35 g/L
pH: 3,20
Residual Sugar: 1,7 g/L
Free/Total SO2: 26/78 ppm

Kokotos Estate, Stamata, Attica

In the late 1970s, the Kokotos family decided to abandon city life and settle near the village of Stamata, to be closer to nature. On the northern slopes of Mount Pendeli, where in ancient times Dionysus, the god of wine, was worshipped, Anne and George Kokotos created a vineyard, planting their first vines in 1980. In the estate’s organic vineyards, both international and indigenous varieties are cultivated with care. The aim is to produce fine wines in which each grape reaches the fullest expression of its varietal characteristics. The vineyards are planted on slopes at an altitude of 450 metres in sandy-clay soils over limestone and slate. It is of moderate fertility, but rich in trace elements which contribute to the production of aromatic, full-bodied wines with good structure and the ability to age well. The climate is Mediterranean, without excessive heat, thanks to the altitude and the cooling effect of the prevailing north and north-easterly winds. The good soil drainage, combined with abundant sunshine and a favourable microclimate, ensure early ripening and excellent maturity of quality grapes with a good balance of sugars, acidity, and aromatics.

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