Varietal Composition: Tannat 100%.
Location: “Vrachos”. 45,2 ha. 40°41’19.44”N- 21°43°00.24″E., at 660m.
Region: Amyndeon Viticulture Zone.
Vineyard: 180ha of linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710m.
Soil: Alluvial, sandy, sandy clay soil, over limestone, of excellent drainage.
Climate: Semi continental with satisfactory rainfalls, significant snow- fals and warm, dry summer with fresh nights. Frequent north-west winds, absent of spring frost.
Vinegrowing: Certified sustainable.
Harvest: Manual harvesting in 51 kg capacity picking baskets.
Yield: 0,53kg/m2 of active canopy, 34HL/ha, post of green harvest and selection.
Density of Plantation: 3.900 shoots / ha.
Trellis System: Double Cordon VSP.
Vinification Method: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak-skin contact under controlled conditions, alcoholic fermentation by indigenous flora isolated from the specific block, at gradually temperatures with “pigeage”, maintenance of wine “sur lie” or 12 months with regular stirring.
Ageing: 18 months in new Allie-Bertrange French oak casks, medium grain, white toasted and 18 months in bottle. No treatment or filtration before bottling.
Tasting Characteristics: Inky black crimson. Very ripe, very black fruit. Dark, firm and chewy due to the coolish climate. Lovely contrast on the palate between the chocolatey sweetness of flavor, the firm texture and fresh, red-fruited acidity that emerges on the finish.
Vine Grower: Makis Mavridis.
Wine Maker: Angelos latridis.