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Mylonas Retsina

Retsina is a distinctive speciality of Attica, where Mylonas is located. The pine resin that gives Retsina its unique flavour is added at fermentation. The bouquet is classic scented pine that inflects the delightful citrus dominated fruit from Savatiano fruit. Nowadays Retsina tastes very different from the oxidized examples of yesteryear!
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Type: Dry White
Varietal Composition: 100% Retsina
Region: Keratea, Attica, Greece
Vinification: Altitude of 250-350m. The grapes are hand-picked based and placed in small crates. After the harvest, the grapes are taken immediately into the winery. Cooling the grapes at 8 °C, destemming and pre-fermentation maceration for 6 hours at 10 °C. Static settling and fermentation with the addition of pine resin at controlled temperature (16 °C) in small stainless steel tanks. After fermentation the wine is left on the lees for three months with frequent stir.

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.

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