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Volacus Assyrtiko

Volacus got its name from the large granite rocks that surround the vineyards. Michalis farms his grapes organically. Very cagey, subtle bouquet. Clean, steely, citrus and clean grass. The palate is packed with concentrated, complex ripe crisp apple fruit that is full flavoured but so well balanced. It's what you would like top white Burgundy to taste like but it rarely does. This is Assyrtiko on 'speed'. As good a glass of brilliantly hand made, precision white wine as you will find. Well worth the money!

Type: Dry White
Varietal Composition: 100% Assyrtiko
Region: PGI Cyclades, Tinos, Aegean Islands, Greece
Vinification: Classic white vinification. Destemming, gentle pneumatic press. Fermentation temperature at 16-20 degrees C. Conservation in stainless steel tanks on the lees for 6 months. Stabilization, filtering and bottling. Soil is sand and clay soil.

Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans

Volacus, Tinos, Aegean Islands

Volacus wine was founded in 2010 by Michalis Kontizas, a young and ambitious cultivator and winemaker, and his wife Irene. They planted new vineyards of indigenous Greek varieties, producing their firs vintage in 2016. Volacus wine focuses on reviving the wine traditions of Tinos: producing high-quality wines, while respecting nature and following organic techniques. The vineyards are located in Gardari near the village of Falatados, an area chosen for its long tradition in viticulture and wine production. The vineyards are formed in terraces in an area filled with round granite rocks, known as volakes, at an altitude of 400-440 metres, in clay soil. Volacus' ethos is to maintain a low acreage yield and only practice organic farming. The vines have been planted so that they are close to the ground, benefit from the sun, but are sheltered from the strong meltemi wind and diseases.

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