Ktima Kokotou, Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, White, 2014
Price: £16.60
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Type: Dry White
Classification: Protected Geographical Indication Northern Slopes of Mt. Pendeli
Production: 2000 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: Chardonnay
Harvest: Second half of September
Vinification: Grapes are handpicked and transported in small crates direct to the crusher de-stemmer. Cold maceration for 15 hours, gentle press in the pneumatic press and static debourbage. Alcoholic fermentation in French oak barrels, for 13 days, at controlled temperatures of 16-18οC.
Ageing: 6 months in French oak barrels
Ageing Potential: 3-5 years
Tasting Notes: Appealing light silver-yellow colour, with straw undertones. Fruity aroma, reminiscent of mango, pineapple and peach, with aromatic hints of nuts. Rich flavor with a clear fruity character, ideally expressed in an elegant buttery background with discreet presence of the barrel. Generous and well-balanced in the mouth, with refreshing acidity and fruity aftertaste.
Food Pairing: Enjoy with white fish, poultry served with a light sauce and also with exotic salads, vegetable dishes and pâté. Serve at 11-13οC
Analysis
Alcohol: 12,5% vol
Total Acidity: 5,4 g/L, as tartaric acid
Volatile Acidity: 0,35 g/L
pH: 3,20
Residual Sugar: 1,2 g/L
Free/Total SO2: 25/85 ppm