PINOT NOIR
100% Pinot Noir
Protected geographical location Parnassus

A classic variety of Burgundy vine that found refuge on the slopes of Mount Parnassus! Difficult to cultivate, requiring small acreage yields to produce quality wines, as well as winemaking that requires precision in the winemaking scheme followed to create high quality wine. Aged in brand new French oak barrels for 10 to 14 months.

Pale red color, characteristic of the variety, accompanied by strong aromas of red fruits, vanilla, strawberry and red berries. Barrel notes, and Pinot aromatic compounds appear best after extensive aeration.

 

Body, with dry tannins, dense fruity and high acidity and long aftertaste. It matures for 10 months in French oak barrels and 1 year in the bottle before being marketed.  

Vinification / Aging

After the grapes are harvested, they are carefully thawed, then exploded in the absence of a press and the grape pulp is taken to a stainless steel tank where pre-fermentation extraction is applied at 10 ° C in a reducing environment for 3 days.

Yeast is then added and alcoholic fermentation takes place at increasingly graded temperatures. Before the end of the fermentation, the marcs are withdrawn in order to avoid the unpleasant tannins from the grape seeds.

The fermentation is continued until the end, with temperature release (27-28 ° C) followed by millactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. At the end of the milking, the wine matures in French oak barrels for 10 months with periodic stirring of its wine lees.  Before bottling it is not filtered.

Terroir

Clayy soil with a steep slope of the soil achieving excellent drainage.

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Central Greece. The international variety Chardonnay and the Greek one Assyrtiko are cultivated in the vineyards of Lefkes and Anamero, respectively, in the viticultural zone of Parnassus at an altitude of 400-450 meters.

Roasted Turkey
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It is perfectly combined with Mediterranean dishes comprising of seafood appetizers or poultry and smoked cheeses.

 

Served at 8-10ºC.