Biblia Chora Estate White Sauvignon Assyrtiko Kavala 2017
£111.36 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Country - Greece
Region - Macedonia
Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 60%, Assyrtiko 40%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Ktima Biblia Chora
Tasting notes - The marriage of the cosmopolitan and fragrant Sauvignon Blanc with the Greek Assyrtiko produces a wine with a powerful aroma redolent of exotic fruit, peach and citrus. Rich, cool and beautifully balanced.
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Vibrant and aromatic notes of pink grapefruit, asparagus and mountain herbs, textured and zesty on the finish.
Biblia Chora is the innovative creation of Vangelis Gerovassiliou and Vassilis Tsaktsarlis, two of the most talented winemakers in Greece. The winery was established in 1998 and the privately owned vineyard lies on the cool climate slopes of Mount Pangeon, at Kokkinochori near Kavala. It has been farmed organically since day one. These exceptional, cutting edge wines are some of the best white wines in Greece, which have similarities to very good white Bordeaux – not surprising as Vassilis studied with Denis Dubourdieu; the king of modern white Graves.
2017 saw a very cold start, with snow and rainfall during the spring months, which built soil water reserves. Flowering took place in mid-April. Warm weather from the second half of June onwards led to optimal growing and maturation conditions. The white wines have rich varietal aromas, with good structure and excellent balance.
Located in the coastal region of Pangaia, Biblia Chora’s privately owned estate vineyard is situated at 380 metres altitude and extends over 140 hectares. With the striking Paggaio Mountain as the backdrop and the sea breeze coming from the Aegean Sea in front the estate, the vines thrive in this mild, Mediterranean climate which is characterised by mild winters and cool summers. The wide diurnal temperature range, encourages a long, slow maturation of the grapes, concentrating the flavours in the berries. The vineyard is cultivated according to strict ecological agricultural standards in order to respect the environment and local flora and fauna. The vines are planted at a density of 4,000 plants per hectare and all the work in the vineyard, such as leaf thinning and the harvest, is carried out by hand. The soil is rocky and infertile, with limestone and clay and good levels of drainage.
The Sauvignon Blanc and Assyrtiko (pronounced Ah-SEER-tee-koe) grapes were carefully selected at optimum maturity levels. Each variety was cool macerated for several hours to extract flavour and aromatics. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks, to preserve the freshness and the aromatic varietal characteristics, prior to blending. This wine was vinified without fining or filtration.
The marriage of the cosmopolitan and fragrant Sauvignon Blanc with the Greek Assyrtiko produces a wine with a powerful aroma redolent of exotic fruit, peach and citrus. Rich, cool and beautifully balanced.
Pairs beautifully with risottos, lighter white flaky fish dishes with delicate sauces and pasta salads.
Sauvignon Blanc 60%, Assyrtiko 40%
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- 6 Bottles