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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 / 2016
Category Dry white
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
Yields 57 hl/ha
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%
Total acidity (tartaric acid) 5.3 g/l
pH 3.40
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.
 The Awards
Silver Medal
Vintage 2015
AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2016
Vintage 2014
AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2015
Vintage 2010
Chardonnay Du Monde
Vintage 2009
Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2011
Bronze Medal
Vintage 2006
Chardonnay Du Monde 2007
Vintage 2005
Challenge International Du Vin 2007