Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Peloponnese
Chardonnay 95% – Malagousia 5%
Seventy per cent fermented in stainless steel vats and 30% fermented and aged in new French barriques for 6 months. Short skin contact, full malolactic fermentation in barriques and batonnage. Stelvin closure. Pineapple, peach, hints of lemon, green highlights, refreshing and peppery.
|Technical Presentation||ARMYRA / 2017|
|Classification||Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Peloponnese|
|Grape Varieties||Chardonnay 95% – Malagousia 5%|
|Vineyards||Corinthia and Argolida at a 200 ft (60 m) altitude|
|Main type of soil||Sandy|
|Age of vines (average)||Chardonnay: 27 years
Malagousia: 15 years
|Harvest dates||Chardonnay: Middle of August
Malagousia: End of August
|Vinification/Maturation||Chardonnay: Skin contact for 6 hours at 14˚C. Alcoholic fermentation at 16˚C. Seventy per cent fermented in stainless steel vats. Thirty per cent fermented in new 225 l French oak barriques, carried out malolactic fermentation and aged sur lie for six months with regular batonnage.
Malagousia: Skin contact for 24 hours at 10˚C. Alcoholic fermentation at 16˚C in stainless steel vats and ageing sur lie for 6 months with regular batonnage.
The final blend was bottled under a Stelvin closure and matured in bottle for three months in our cellar.
|Alcohol by volume||13.5%|
|Total acidity (tartaric acid)||5.3 g/l|
|Tasting notes||The colour is green-yellow with a few greenish hues. The nose opens with aromas of ripe peach, tropical fruit such as pineapple and hints of lemon. Aromas of butter, bread and caramel follow. The mouth is rich and smooth, with flavours similar to those on the nose and balanced by crisp acidity. The finish is long, complex, and with constant evolution.|
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