Ktima Biblia Chora Estate White Kavala Sauvignon Blanc Assyrtiko 2019

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Ktima Biblia Chora Estate White Kavala Sauvignon Blanc Assyrtiko 2019

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.

Awards
Top 100, Wine Merchant,
2017
16Pts, Jancis Robinson, 2017

Ktima Biblia Chora Estate White Kavala Sauvignon Blanc Assyrtiko 2019

Vibrant and aromatic notes of smoky pink grapefruit,
vibrant peach and mountain herbs, textured 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 2019 growing season for the vines located on the slopes of the Pangeon
Mountain started during the first 10 days of April. Spring and early summer were very
cool, with enough rain to provide the right quantity of water for vine growth, but
without the development of disease. However, July was warm and without rain,
resulting in the grapes ripening during the latter 10 days of the month. The 2019
harvest started on 14th August with the Sauvignon Blanc and was completed for the
white varieties during the beginning of September, with the harvest of the Assyrtiko.


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
hand-picked 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%

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