Akrathos, Halkidiki, Xinomavro

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  • Akrathos, Halkidiki, Xinomavro
  • Akrathos, Halkidiki, Xinomavro

Akrathos, Halkidiki, Xinomavro

£20.00 £30.00

AVAILABILITY: 21 in stock

Grape Xinomavro
Style Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Black Fruit, Spice, Herbaceous, Complex, Oak Aged, Balanced
Country Greece
Region Halkidiki
Volume 75cl
ABV 14%
Dietary Vegetarian, VeganSustainable, Practising Organic

 

Akrathos, Halkidiki Xinomavro is a finely balanced red wine, featuring a bright garnet hue and a hint of deep purple. Enjoy the complex aromas of cherries, blackberries, sweet spices and subtle vegetal notes. Savour the elegant, dense palate with its lively acidity, refined tannins and a lingering finish.

Experience the robust flavours of Akrathos, Halkidiki Xinomavro, a red wine known for its deep, complex taste. Perfect for grilled red meats, game, and white meat with tomato-based sauces, Xinomavro perfectly complements dishes with mushrooms and mature cheeses, delivering a unique and unforgettable flavour. 

About the Producer

The vision to create Akrathos began in 2007, when Babis Bekris followed his dream to make wine in the mountainous terroir of Chalkidiki. Nassos Felonis, a prominent lawyer from Athens, who had a shared passion for premium wines from indigenous Greek varietals, supported the new venture and was instrumental in realising the dream. The ideal site was discovered after exhaustive and targeted research in Northern Greece's Halkidiki (also known as Chalkidiki), in the municipality of Aristotle. Constructing a winery so close to the birthplace of Artistotle's historic 'Akanthos' wine felt fortuitous; thus the name Akrathos was chosen. The first five hectares were planted in 2009, implementing minimal-impact methods in an effort to preserve the ecological integrity of the area and the terroir. An artisan winery followed in 2014. The unique site, combined with thoughtful and precise winemaking under the watchful eye of the highly sought-after consultant, Kyriakos Kynigopolous, has resulted in rich, concentrated wines that age well

Vineyard and Winery

The organically cultivated vineyard is located on the eastern slopes of Mount Cholomon, facing Mount Athos and the Syggitikos Gulf. The vines are grown at an elevation of 200 to 500 metres, just a short distance from the Aegean Sea. The vines are strongly influenced by ocean breezes and cool, humid winds from the surrounding mountains at night. This temperate climate allows for natural, bright acidity and contributes to the seasonal hydration of the vines, allowing the precious natural resources to be used more sparingly. In addition to moderate watering, the shallow, sandy loam soil and the slate subsoil ensure low yields and concentrated juice, while the soil's high copper content and limestone provide a foundation for satisfying minerality. The vines are cane pruned, single and double Guyot trained and the grapes reach excellent maturity with balanced acidity and good phenolic density. The grapes are 100% hand-harvested.

The grapes were fermented with native and cultivated yeasts in stainless steel tanks to retain the freshness and purity of fruit. Gentle maceration ensured the desired extraction of colour, flavour and refined tannins. Maturation lasted for 12 months in seasoned French oak barrels.

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