VARIETY: Savatiano of Attica 100%. Savatiano is perhaps the most historic variety dating back to 2500 years and most planted variety in Greece due to its resistance to draught and disease. However, because traditionally it had been used alongside other varieties in blend wines and also for the traditional appellation wine Retsina, it had not been properly explored until recently. Savatiano gives robust wines of surprising character that are both beautifully drunk in their youth but that also age remarkably well. It is now building a reputation as a truly unique variety of great finesse offering citrus and tropical fruits aromas as well as mineral undertones that climax when aged
All Vinification and bottling is done at the Markou Vineyards winery in Peania Attica. The grapes are destemmed and crushed at low bar pressure momentarily after harvesting and only the first juice is collected. The must is then put into one stainless steel tank and it was next inoculated with different yeasts to add complexity. At the start of the fermentation, which lasted for 4 weeks at controlled temperature of 16 degrees Celsius, a small amount of unprocessed fresh pine resin was added in the tank wrapped in cotton gauze and was only removed when fermentation ended. Then the wine was cold stabilized and filtered only once right before bottling.