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Rouvalis 'Asprolithi' PDO Patra Roditis

Theodora Rouvali took on the winemaking at this gravity flow winery in 2017.As a result the wines are incredibly pure. This takes time to reveal itself, suggesting decanting would help! It improves ENORMOUSLY with time at ambient temperature. This is very dry, very complex wine from the rare Roditis grape. Difficult to identify any fruit, possibly custard apple of pear. But the flavours are subtle, with hints of spice and vanilla. The finish is long. There is a similarity with Gavi di Gavi and top-notch Soave. The finish is timeless!

Type: Dry White
Varietal Composition: Roditis 100%
Region: PDO Patras, Aigialeia, Peloponnese, Greece
Vinfication: Slopes of Aigialeia in northern Peloponnese. The main vineyards are found in the areas of Pyrgaki and Trapeza at an altitude of 840metres above sea level facing the Corinthian gulf. The soils are mainly sandy loam and sandy clay loam on a bedrock of cohesive conglomerates with sands. The yields are never above 80hl/ha. The grapes are collected in crates and come to the winery on the same day. After a light pressing procedure, the essential principles of modern white vinification are followed, in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures, while a part of them undergo cold extraction.

Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans

Rouvalis Winery, Aigialeia, Peloponnese

Rouvalis Winery was founded in 1990 by Angelos Rouvalis and today the winery is run by his daughter Theodora Rouvalis and her husband, Antonio Ruiz Pañego, who are both trained oenologists having gathered professional experience in Chile, New Zealand, and Burgundy. The couple cultivate both indigenous and international grape varieties, and they aim to produce authentic, harmonious, and value-oriented wines that express the unique terroir of the slopes of Aigialeia. These slopes are situated in the northern Peloponnese, about 170km west of Athens, in the mountainous region above the town of Aigion. They are uniquely beautiful, with terraced vineyards overlooking the Corinthian Gulf. This is also one of the very few northfacing regions in Greece, so the vines benefit from a cooling northerly breeze in the summer and are further protected by the high east-west mountain ridge of the central Peloponnese, which acts as a natural barrier against hotter winds from the south. The soil is fertile and well-drained because of its inclination. The vineyards are at high altitude, 500 - 1,050 metres above sea level, with an important differential in temperatures between day and night, which creates the perfect conditions for growing high-quality fruit in a hot climate. Finally, the slopes are very steep and near to the sea, and the air currents prevent diseases developing, creating conditions favourable to organic viticulture.

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