Vaptistis White, Assyrtiko-Monemvasia



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Windswept vineyards, brilliant Aegean sunlight, deep azure blues, heaps of optimism and joy.

Type: White, dry
Vintage: 2016
Varietal Composition: Assyrtiko 70%- Monemvasia 30%
Region: Tinos Island, Cyclades, Greece
Winemaking: Common protocol of vinification for both grape varieties. Debourbage at 14o C. Alcoholic fermentation – without cold pre-fermentation maceration used – at 17o C for 20 days. Six months of maturation in stainless steel tanks followed by a four-month maturation in bottle prior to launching in the market.
Alcohol: 12.8%
Total acidity (gr tartaric acid/ lt): 6.6
pH: 3.2

Tasting notes: Appealing and seductive canary-yellow color that tends to have a medium depth and intensity, along with some silver reflections. Full body, with intense fruity aroma with a hint of rubber. An interesting combination of oil and minerals in the mouth. It offers a vivid feeling, its grip is very good and it possesses the right feeling of creaminess. An aftertaste of good length.

Pairings: Big fish like red snapper and sea-bream, steamed mussels, also cooked the Greek way called “saganaki”, stewed “stifado” octopus with scallions, all the strongly flavored sea shells and oysters, kolochtypa (it is similar to lobster), chicken with a mushroom sauce, grilled red scorpion fish, various full flavored fish.

The Winery:

Yannis Moraitis says:

"Our origin from Tinos island, in the Cyclades, and our immense love of this beautiful place enabled us to get involved in the adventure of planting a new vineyard and starting wine production. It has also motivated us to get seriously involved in a long wine journey in order to acquire a good level of serious knowledge of wine.

Our deliberate decision of only using indigenous Greek grape varieties led to the selection of those that adapt perfectly to our island’s terroir.

Our desire to contribute in the quality job done for bringing the potential of Greek vineyards to the forefront of the world wine scene matches the relatively new discovery of the Tinos island terroirs and at the same time the progressive resurgence of our unique island which is rich of an incredible array of extraordinary landscapes and culinary delights."