Domaine Spiropoulos Astala, Moschofilero, Organic White, 2012
Price: £19.20
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Type: Organic, White, PDO Mantinia
Vintage: 2012 
Varietal Composition: Moschofilero
Region: Mantinia, Peloponnese
Vinification techniques: Typical white wine vinification techniques. Made from lower-yielding organic vines and allowed more time in contact with the skins. A small proportion (15-20%) is finished in new oak.
Analytical Data: Alcohol: 12% vol., Total acidity: 6 g/l., Residual sugar: 1.22 g/l., pH: 2.92.
Tasting Characteristics: Aromas of flowers such as jasmine, honeysuckle and rose and these combine with fruity aromas including tart apple, apricot, melon and lemon. The wine’s aromatic diversity is further enriched with notes of herbs and spices. In the mouth, it is outstandingly well-rounded, with exceptional balance of aromas and acidity. Its short stay in barrels delivers a wine with more body and greater smoothness. The delightful refreshing acidity and the long-lasting, satisfying aftertaste add to an entirely harmonious wine which should be enjoyed either by itself or accompanying a variety of dishes representing Greek traditional or international cuisine.

Domain Spiropoulos has two wineries – one near the ancient oracle of Mantinia and one in Nemea. Mantinia Winery is located in the heart of Arcadia, in the ‘Polyampelos Mantinia’ at an altitude of 627 meters covers an area of 90 acres, just a few hundred yards from the walls, market, and theatre of the ancient city. At this vineyard, varieties such as Moshofilero, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are cultivated. The Nemea vineyards occupy an area of 110 stremmata (approx. 30 acres) on which the ‘Agiorgitiko’ variety is cultivated at an altitude ranging from 385 to 406 meters.