2014 Tsantali Rapsani, Xinomavro-Krasato-Stavroto
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Dry Red, Medium-bodied, 6 months in barrel, Vintage 2014, PDO Rapsani, Grape Varieties Xinomavro(1/3)-Krasato(1/3)-Stavroto(1/3), Alc.12.5% by Vol., Ageing potential 3-5 years, Production: 260.000 bottles, Bottle Size: 750ml, Closure type: Natural Cork.
2017, Bronze, TEXSOM IWA, Vintage 2014.
2016, Bronze, TEXSOM IWA, Vintage 2013.
2016, 88 points, Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate, Vintage 2013.
Ruby red in colour. Aromas of dried cherry and raspberry with olive paste, tomato and a whiff of spices and vanilla. Elegant, velvet-textured yet vibrant palate with a lingering mellow finish.
Excellent pair for meat and cheese. Served at 16 - 18 °C.
The Rapsani vineyards on the southeast slopes of Olympus. Vines from Sub-Zone A.
Altitude: 150-250m. Soil: sandy loam clay.
Harvest: End of September. Yield: 60-70 hl/he.
Age of vines: 20 years(average).
Fermentation at 28-30 °C for a period of 8-10 days. Malolactic fermentation. Maturation for 6 months in 300lt French oak barrels (30% new – 70% 2nd and 3rd fill). Ageing for 6 months in the bottle before release. Acidity: 5.3 g/L TA, pH: 3.60, Residual sugar: 1.8 g/L.