Ktima Biblia Chora Estate White Kavala Sauvignon Blanc Assyrtiko 2021

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Ktima Biblia Chora Estate White Kavala Sauvignon Blanc Assyrtiko 2021

Country - Greece

Region - Crete

Grape Varieties - Thraphsathiri 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Idaia Winery

Tasting notes - A bright, uplifting wine, with delicate fruit aromas which follow through to a well-balanced palate with a pleasantly crisp finish.

 

Ktima Biblia Chora Estate White Kavala Sauvignon Blanc Assyrtiko 2021

Vibrant and aromatic notes of smoky pink grapefruit,
vibrant peach and mountain herbs, textured, mineral and
flinty on the long, saline finish.
Producer Note
Ktima Biblia Chora is the innovative creation of Vassilis Tsaktsarlis and Vangelis
Gerovassiliou 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
Tsaktsarlis studied with Denis Dubourdieu; the king of modern white Graves.
Vintage
The beginning of the growing season started during mid-April, some five to 10 days later
than usual for the vines. From spring until June, the weather was cool with plenty of
rain, which ensured the right amount of water for the vine’s development, without
disease pressure. July and August delivered intense and prolonged heat, with no
rainfall; the grapes finally began to ripen at the end of July. Vineyard management
was essential during the heatwave and the leaves were kept on the vines to protect
the fruit from the sun.
Vineyard
Located in the coastal region of Pangeon, Biblia Chora’s privately owned estate
vineyard is situated at 380 metres altitude and extends over 78 hectares. With the
striking Pangeon 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 Sauvignon Blanc and Assyrtiko (pronounced Ah-SEER-tee-koe) grapes were handpicked at optimum maturity levels. Each variety was cool macerated for several hours
to extract flavour and aromatics and then carefully pressed in a pneumatic press.
Fermentation took place with selected yeasts in temperature controlled stainless steel
tanks, to preserve the freshness and the aromatic varietal characteristics, prior to
blending. The wine spent several weeks on the fine lees with bâtonnage to enhance
the complexity and texture.
Tasting Note
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.
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc 60%, Assyrtiko 40%
Winemaker: VassiliosTsaktsarlis
Region: Macedonia
Subregion: Pangeon
Country: Greece
Alcohol: 13.5%

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