Mylonas 'Naked Truth' Skin-Contact Savatiano
Type: Dry White
Varietal Composition: Savatiano 100%
Region: PGI Attiki, Keratea, Attica, Greece
Vinification: This is a single vineyard wine. The grapes are hand-picked and placed in to small crates. After the harvest, the grapes are taken immediately into the winery. Cooling at 8°C, destemming and spontaneous alcoholic fermentation with 15 days on the skins at controlled temperature (18°C). After fermentation the wine is left on the lees for 6 months with frequent stirring. Unfined and bottled only with a very small addition of sulphites. A ’naked’ expression of Savatiano and Attica’s terroir.
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
Mylonas Winery, Keratea, Attica
Mylonas Winery was started in 1917 in Keratea, eastern Attica, by grandfather Antonis, whose main occupation was the vine and winemaking. As stainless steel tanks were relatively unknown at the time, he would leave the grape must to ferment in amphorae. Years later his son Dimitris took over and continued the wine tradition, but expanded the enterprise with new vineyards, creating a small, modern winery. Eventually his sons took the helm and continue to expand in homage to their father and grandfather. The family own 12 hectares located from 80-200 metres above sea level. The soils are mainly limestone and schist with some gravel sites, too. Surrounded by the sea, Attica’s winters and cool summers provide ideal conditions for viticulture. Mylonas have become synonymous with the Savatiano variety, for which they have won many awards.