Domaine Spiropoulos Ode Panos, Moschofilero, Organic White Sparkling, 2013
Price: £20.50
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Type: Organic, White Sparkling, PDO Mantinia
Vintage: 2013  
Varietal Composition: Moschofilero
Region: Mantinia, Peloponnese
Vinification techniques: The Moschofilero variety is the most suitable for making sparkling wine. Ode Panos proved us to be right. After careful vinification of the organically grown grapes from Domaine Spiropoulos’s vineyards, we transfer the still base wine into special tanks and a second alcoholic fermentation is initiated.
Analytical Data: Alcohol: 11% vol., Total acidity: 6.3g/l., Residual sugar: 13.8g/l., pH: 3.03
Tasting characteristics: Pale, bright silvery yellow, persistent with fine cordons, this wine has aromatic intensity with evident varietal character. Rose petals are at the front while the cool fermentation aromas contribute to the overall complexity. Creamy on the palate with freshness, veracity, intensity and length, a totally new experience.

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.