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Retsina 2019 - Aoton Winery

Producer: Aoton Winery
Varieties: Ροδίτης , Σαββατιανό
Region: Κεντρική Ελλάδα

Type | Dry White Wine

Grape Varieties | Savatiano 75% + Roditis 25%

Region | Peania, Attica - Central Greece.

Classification | Traditional Appellation / P.G.I. - Protected Geographical Indication “Retsina of Mesogia”.

 

Vineyard | From our 3 hectars organic vineyards in Mesogia Land of Attica. 

Soil |Mostly clayey sand (SC), Slightly alkaline. 

Climate | Temperate mediterranean with hot, dry summers and mild winters.

 

Harvest | 2019 - Night harvest by hand picking of the grapes, during the 2rd week of September. 

Vinification | The grapes, after the end of the night harvest and before sunrise, are carried to our winery in small lattices, maintaining their freshness and the low temperature of the night. This is followed by their separation from the stems, as they are concentrated in the stainless steel tanks for skin contact. They stay there, with the help of refrigeration, for approximately 10 days, in order to start the alcoholic fermentation, by the indigenous - wild yeasts that are found on the fruit and in the vineyard. During this period, every 24 hours, 10% of the fermented grape must is collected from the bottom of the tank, as it is transferred to the fermentation tank, in order to separate from the grapes, while 10% of the fresh harvested grapes fill again the tank from the top. The addition to the grape must during fermentation of 0,5g/L of Aleppo Pine Resin, which is traditionally collected by hand from the forest of Kouvaras at Eastern Attica, offers a unique taste. The power of fermentation dissolves the resin and gives the characteristic flavour to the wine. After the end of the fermentation, the fresh wine remains for 10 months with the fine lees, applying the "batonnage" method.

 

Bottled | 3rd week of August in our winery.

Cork | DIAM 5 TRADITION 44x24,2 P015 SBM

Production |8.000 bottles 0,75L.

 

Alcohol | 13,5 % by vol 

Residual Sugar | 3 g/L

Total Acidity | 7 g/L (tartaric acid)

pH | 3,40

RRP: €12.55
€10.91
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Products specifications
Color White
Type Dry
Region Central Greece
Geographical Indication PGI Retsina of Mesogia
Vintage 2019
Variety Roditis, Savatiano
Bottle 750ml (Standard Bottle)
Maturation 10 μήνες
Matured in Stainless Steel Tank
Alcohol 13,5%
Organic Yes
Natural No
Aging potential 1 - 3 years, 3 - 5 years, 5 - 10 years, 10+ years
Closure Cork
Serving temperature 12°C - 14°C
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Aoton Winery

This long tradition of viticulture and wine production is continued by the oenologist Gkinis St. Sotirios.

We still cultivate the three local grape varieties, Savatiano, Roditis and Mandilaria, which give three varietal wines and one Retsina, trademarks of a traditional winery located in the Mesogia Land of Attica.

In the heart of Peania, in the Old Village, where someone finds the authenticity of Mesogian architecture when walking in the narrow streets, the Aoton winery coexist in the neighbourhood, describing the identity of the greek mesogian world, where people have deep-rooted relationship with the vine and wine.

A winery that was designed specifically to produce high quality protected geographical indication wines.