Doric Red Dry Wine Varietal Kosmas - Balatsouras Winery

Variety: Κοσμάς
Region: Κεντρική Ελλάδα


Grape Variety: Kosmas

We proudly keep the last vineyard in the world with the grape variety “Kosmas”, which is a rare Ancient Greek grape variety of central Greece.The vineyard is located in the mount “Vardousia”, at about 800m above the sea level, in a virgin environment.

Grapes are being collected manually in plastic perforated trays and wicker cans and then they are being transported in the winery, when they are being crushed immediately. Every single grape is being hand-picked one by one before they are being crushed in the machine. Grape pulp that has been separated from the bunches, is being transferred via a special pump in open wooden tanks in order the extraction to be performed. No any chemicals such as sulfur is being used or any other non-natural yeasts at all.  Old traditional and absolutely natural winemaking technique is being followed, in open wood tanks with the assistance of fir tree branches on top of the tank and mountainous thyme used as filter in the output of the tank. These techniques enrich the wine with unforgetable mountainous aromas and make it special. The temperature of the wine fermentation is low. The very cold temperatures are helping the natural clearance of the wine, which is poured into the barrels crystal clear. Then addition of resin made of fir tree is being applied, in a ratio specified by our own recipe. Resin made of fir tree is a natural preservative and also at the same time it gives aromas and mountain character in the wine. We do not use any other chemical or additive. We do not filter. We avoid any method that removes valuable components from our wine.



Color: Red rose color, until deep red (depending on the year), with ruby highlights.

Aroma: Strong aromas of fruits of the forest, vanilla and a bouquet of aromas

Taste: Round, light-bodied, soft tannins, with strong aftertaste.

Proposed pairing: Delicatessen plateau, hard and soft cheese, red meat. On the palate its tannins balance with meat and cheese proteins.

This wine has the ability of aging in the bottle.

RRP: €18.00
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Products specifications
Color Red
Type Dry
Region Central Greece
Geographical Indication Varietal Wine
Vintage 2019
Variety Kosmas
Bottle 750ml (Standard Bottle)
Maturation 12 μήνες
Matured in Oak Barrels
Alcohol 12,5
Organic Yes
Natural Yes
Aging potential 5 - 10 years
Closure Cork
Serving temperature 16°C - 18°C

Balatsouras Family Winery

ΟΙΝΟΙ ΜΠΑΛΑΤΣΟΥΡΑ - ΔΩΡΙΚΟΣ ΟΙΝΟΣ Ο αμπελώνας και το οινοποιείο μας βρίσκονται στην κεντρική Ελλάδα, κοντά στους Δελφούς. Καλλιεργούμε μόνο σπάνιες αρχαίες ελληνικές ποικιλίες αμπέλου. Ο αμπελώνας βρίσκεται στο όρος "Βαρδούσια", σε υψόμετρο 800 μέτρων, μέσα σε παρθένο περιβάλλον. Για να παράγουμε το κρασί μας ακολουθούμε μόνο παραδοσιακές μεθόδους και χρησιμοποιούμε ξύλινες δεξαμενές και τοπικά φυσικά υλικά. Διατηρούμε με υπερηφάνεια τον τελευταίο αμπελώνα στον κόσμο με την ποικιλία αμπέλου "Κοσμάς", μια σπάνια ορεινή ελληνική ποικιλία αμπέλου της κεντρικής Ελλάδας, την οποία διασώσαμε και καλλιεργούμε μόνο εμείς. Όλα τα προϊόντα μας είναι φυσικά και βιολογικά. Από την αρχή της παραγωγής κρασιού και μέχρι το τελικό προϊόν, αποφεύγουμε οποιαδήποτε χρήση θειωδών, χημικών, σταθεροποιητικών ή άλλων πρόσθετων ουσιών. Αγαπάμε τη φύση και η φιλοσοφία ζωής μας, είναι να δημιουργούμε προϊόντα με μηδενικές περιβαλλοντικές επιπτώσεις. BALATSOURAS WINERY - DORIAN WINES Our vineyard and our winery are located in central Greece, near Delphi. We only farm rare ancient Greek grape varieties. The vineyard is located in the mount “Vardousia”, at about 800m above the sea level, in a virgin environment. In order to produce our wine, we follow only traditional methods and we use wooden tanks and local natural materials. We proudly keep the last vineyard in the world with the grape variety “Kosmas”, which is a rare Ancient Greek grape variety of central Greece. All of our products are natural and organic. From the very beginning of the wine production and until the final product we avoid any use of chemicals, stabilizers or other additives. We love nature and our state of mind is to create products with zero environmental impact.

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