Single Vineyard SAINT CONSTANTINE
Classification: PGI Thessaloniki
Category: Dry red
Varietal composition: 100% Xinomavro (yield less than 6.000 kgr/ha)
Origin - Vineyard: Askos area, Thessaloniki region, Central Macedonia. “Saint Constantine” sub-region. 2ha of linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 500-550m. Vineyard position was carefully selected for its soil composition, well balanced in sand and clay, ideal for restrained plant growth
Harvest: middle September
Vinification: 15-day fermentation at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks. 16-month aging in 2nd use French and American oak with frequent lees stirring.
Wine description: A new age Xinomavro with beautiful fruit and spice. There's an ultra-ripe fruit character that makes the wine remarkably forward and lush. It shows the bright vibrancy that Xinomavro grape is known for but with additional backbone and hints of compelling vanilla spice from the oak.
Wine and food pairing: Served at 16-18°C it is a perfect match with grilled meat, spicy sausages and red sauce meat casseroles.
Aging potential: 5 – 8 years
Thessaloniki International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018 - Silver medal