Kokotos Estate Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot
Type: Dry Red
Varietal Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon 90% & Merlot 10%
Region: PGI Attiki, Stamata, Attica, Greece
Vinification: Attiki is at an altitude of 450 metres with sufficient winter rainfall and cool, dry summers, harvest is the first 15 days of September. Grapes are handpicked and transported in small crates which are placed in cold storage for 20 hours. Grapes are then de-stemmed, a percentage are crushed and the pulp is transferred to a stainless steel fermenter. Cold maceration for two days, alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures 25-28C, temperature being allowed to rise gradually as the fermentation proceeds. After a maceration period of approximately 12 days and following the completion of the alcoholic fermentation the wine is transferred to French oak barrels. 23 months in French oak barrels. The wine is then bottled without any further treatment and is further aged in bottle for at least 6 months.Soil is sand and clay, gently sloping. Production of 7000 bottles. 10-15 year ageing potential.
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
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.