Biblia Chora Ovilos Barrel Fermented Semillon Assyrtiko 2017


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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £148.18

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Country - Greece

Region - Macedonia

Grape Varieties - Assyrtiko 50%, Semillon 50%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Ktima Biblia Chora

Tasting notes - Enticing aromas of peach, vanilla and flinty notes combine with a vibrant burst of fresh grapefruit. A wonderful weight and creamy texture on the palate with notable minerality, this is a tropical version of a white Graves.

Awards
Gold, DWWA, 2017
Highly Commended, Wine
Merchant, 2017
17.5Pts, Jancis Robinson,
2017
94 Pts, Robert Parker, 2018

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Intense notes of pink grapefruit and a flinty, wet stone
character combined with exotic herbs and white
pepper. A tropical version of a white Graves.
Producer Note
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.
Vintage
“I am thrilled to say that 2016 ranks as one of the greatest white wine vintages I have
seen,” Hallgarten wine buyer Steve Daniel says. "Without doubt the 2016 vintage is
something truly special, the year was a cool one by Greek standards and the white
wines are amazing".
Vineyard
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.
Winemaking
The grapes were picked at optimum maturity and then carefully selected. The wine
was vinified in the state-of-the-art winery, using modern techniques to ensure the
aromatics and varietal flavours were retained. Each variety was vinified separately
and then matured in 225 litre French oak barrels for a period of eight months. This
wine went through full malolactic fermentation, enhancing the creamy texture.
Tasting Note
Enticing aromas of peach, vanilla and flinty notes combine with a vibrant burst of
fresh grapefruit. A wonderful weight and creamy texture on the palate with notable
minerality, this is a tropical version of a white Graves.
Serving Suggestion
With its distinctive character and well balanced style, this wine is a versatile partner
to chicken dishes, creamy pastas and rich risottos.
Grape
Assyrtiko 50%, Semillon 50%

Awards
Gold, DWWA, 2017
Highly Commended, Wine
Merchant, 2017
17.5Pts, Jancis Robinson,
2017
94 Pts, Robert Parker, 2018

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Data sheet

Vintage
2017
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Macedonia

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Biblia Chora Ovilos Barrel Fermented Semillon Assyrtiko 2017

Country - Greece

Region - Macedonia

Grape Varieties - Assyrtiko 50%, Semillon 50%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Ktima Biblia Chora

Tasting notes - Enticing aromas of peach, vanilla and flinty notes combine with a vibrant burst of fresh grapefruit. A wonderful weight and creamy texture on the palate with notable minerality, this is a tropical version of a white Graves.

Awards
Gold, DWWA, 2017
Highly Commended, Wine
Merchant, 2017
17.5Pts, Jancis Robinson,
2017
94 Pts, Robert Parker, 2018

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