Volcanic, explosive Malagouzia from the lunar landscape of Volax in Tinos
Type: White, dry
Varietal Composition: Malagouzia 100%
Region: Tinos Island, PGI Cyclades, Greece
Soil: Sand and clay soil
Winemaking: Classic white vinification. Destemming, gentle pneumatic press. Fermentation temperature at 16-20 degrees C. Conservation in stainless steel tanks for 6 months. Stabilization, filtering and bottling.
Vineyard: Volacus wine vineyard is located near Falatados village on Tinos island. The area is unique due to the lunar landscape that the thousand round rocks scattered all over the area form. Among these granitic stones called volakes, which were formed approximately twenty million years ago, the vines grow and offer grapes of distinctive flavor.
Total acidity (gr tartaric acid/ lt): 6.4
Tasting notes: An exlposive aromatic cocktail of apricot and grapefruit combined with herbaceous flavours such as green bell pepper. Some undertones of lemon flowers and unripe almonds. The volcanic-like soil of the area offers minerality both in smell and taste. Balanced acidity and a relatively long finish.
Pairings: Ideal partner for fish and seafood, poultry and traditional pies with aromatic cheese and herbs, as well as local Tinos products such as louza (traditional cured meat) and graviera, petroma and kopanisti (local artisan cheeses).
Volacus wine was founded in 2010 by Michalis Kontizas, a young and ambitious cultivator and winemaker. Its first product, a white dry wine, was released in 2016 and was warmly welcomed by the wine lovers. Volacus wine focuses on reviving the wine tradition of Tinos island and production of high quality wines, respecting the nature and following organic techniques.