Protected Denomination of Origin GOUMENISSA (P.D.O.)
Varietal Composition: Xinomavro 70%, Negoska 30%
Vineyard: Linear layout of organically cultivated in Fyliria (wine growing region of Goumenissa)
Soil: Medium textured sandy- clay.
Vinification: The must undergoes a pre-fermentation, cold maceration for 2 days. Following this cold soak, the temperature in the vats is allowed to rise gradually for the alcoholic fermentation to take place during the extended maceration. After the alcoholic fermentation is completed, the wine remains in contact with the lees for 8 months before being transferred to French oak barrels where aging continues for an additional 12 months.
Aging: 12 months in French oak barrels, 6 months in the bottle.
Organoleptic features: This red wine has a deep garnet color with a complex bouquet of red berries such as raspberry, blackberry and cherry. There are hints of spice including olives, tomatoes and vanilla. This full-bodied red is aromatic, rich with tannins with a complex and lasting finish. Best served between 16-18⁰C and paired with red or white meats (grilled, cooked or accompanied by sauce), pasta and yellow cheese.