Biblia Chora Ovilos Barrel Fermented Semillon Assyrtiko 2017


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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £157.45

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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

Highly Commended, Wine Merchant , 2018

Gold, DWWA, 2018

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Intense notes of white peach 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

2017 saw a very cold start, with snow and rainfall during the spring months, which built soil water reserves. Warm weather during the summer led to optimal growing and maturation conditions. The white wines are full bodied and have rich varietal aromas with good balancing acidity.

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 Assyrtiko grapes (pronounced Ah-SEER-tee-koe) 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 five months, with bâtonnage taking place in the barrel. 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%

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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

Highly Commended, Wine Merchant , 2018

Gold, DWWA, 2018

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