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Kokotos Gewürztraminer

When it comes to aromas, 'Gewurz' as it's called, has to be the most exciting and obvious in the world of wine! Earl Grey Tea, rose petals, lychees. What is extraordinary about this is the wonderful subtle dry yet fruity aromatics that surround this beauty. As good as anything coming out of Alsace, its spiritual home.
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As low as £16.00

Type: Dry White
Varietal Composition: 100% Gewürztraminer
Region: Stamata, Attica, Greece
Vinification: Attiki at an altitude of 420 metres and harvest is on August 19th. Grapes are handpicked and transported in small crates direct to the crusher de-stemmer. Cold maceration for 20 hours, gentle press in the pneumatic press and static debourbage. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, for 16-18 days, at controlled temperatures of 11-14°C. Sur lie treatment for 12 weeks. Ageing potential of 2-3 years.

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.

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