Ios Winery Rematies Cyclades 2020

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Ios Winery Rematies Cyclades 2020

Country - Greece

Region - Ios

Grape Varieties - Monemvasia 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Ios Winery

Tasting notes - Polished platinum with hints of red gold. Intense aromas of orange blossom and wild herbs lead to a mouth filling texture with layers of steely fruit. Beautiful weight on the palate, with a long mineral intensity and a vibrant finish.

Ios Winery Rematies Cyclades 2020

Intense aromas of orange blossom and wild herbs
combined with stone fruits, well textured with a long
mineral and saline aftertaste.


Producer Note
Inspired by working with the legendary Haridimos Hatzidakis on neighbouring
Santorini, brothers Alex and Angelos Delis established this tiny micro-winery in 2015.
Located on the island of Ios, the vineyard is planted with suitable Aegean grapes
such as Monemvasia and Assyrtiko, on soils which are mainly schist, imparting
incredible minerality to the wines. The wines are made as ‘naturally as possible’, in a
gravity-fed winery using only minimal sulphur at bottling. They make miniscule
amounts of wine; normally the only place you can try their wines is on Ios.


Vintage
The 2020 vintage was a very dry year, with just 263 millimetres of rainfall, resulting in
limited production. Northerly winds reduced the ambient temperatures in the
vineyard, consequently the vines matured later than usual. The late harvest
produced highly concentrated and aromatic wines.


Vineyard
The grapes come from a hillside vineyard, 800 metres north of the winery, which is
protected from the northerly winds. The eight year old vines have been orientated to
maximise exposure to the sun. Trained using a unique bilateral cordon system
developed by their father, the vines are low to the ground, protecting from the very
windy conditions of the Cyclades region. The vineyard is characterised by its
terraces, which make it difficult to use machinery, therefore cultivation is by hand.
The soil in the vineyards is rocky schist, imparting distinctive mineral flavours to the
wine; it is also high in clay content which retains moisture, nourishing the vines
through the hot, dry summer. Rainfall is scarce on Ios, with only double the rainfall of
the Sahara desert, and as a result, yields are low and the resulting wines are rich in
flavour. Following a philosophy of natural viticulture, chemical pesticides and fertilisers
are not used in the vineyards. The practices used are close to organic, with a
copper-sulphur solution being sprayed as a preventative measure following rain.
Manual harvesting takes place during the cooler hours from dawn until 10am.


Winemaking
This wine was vinified with minimal intervention in a gravity-fed winery. The selected
grapes were transferred via conveyor belt to the destemmer and then gently
pressed in the pneumatic press. The must flowed by gravity into the tank where it
was chilled and clarified. The must was fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain the
purity of fruit and characteristics of the terroir. Once fermentation was complete, the
wine was chilled in tank at 10°C for five to six months to clarify and stabilise the wine.
This wine was made in tiny quantities, only 1,320 bottles were produced.


Tasting Note
Polished platinum with hints of red gold. Intense aromas of orange blossom and wild
herbs lead to a mouth filling texture with layers of steely fruit. Beautiful weight on the
palate, with a long mineral intensity and a vibrant finish.


Grape
Monemvasia 100%

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