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This is a gorgeous fresh, aromatic white with all the characteristics of a subtle gewürztraminer without excessive alcohol. On the nose there’s rose petals, lychees and stone fruits. On the palate the aromatics continue with layers of peach, pineapple and pear. Well balanced with a long finish. Only 12.5% alcohol, so perfect as an aperitif or with spicy food. Only 14,500 bottles made. Can be cellared for 2-3 years.
The grapes are handpicked and transported in small crates, put in cold storage overnight, at 6 οC. From there, they are de-stemmed, crushed and then gently pressed in our Bucher pneumatic press. Static debourbage follows and alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, for approximately 15 days, at controlled temperatures of 16-18°C. Sur lie treatment for 5 months.
Vegetarian/ Vegan Friendly
The history of Kokotos wine is very much of a family story. It all began in the late 1970s when the Kokotos family decided to leave Athens and to move closer to nature. They settled near the village of Stamata, which is fairly close to the capital, yet it is surrounded by the picturesque countryside. Soon, in 1980, Anne and George Kokotos planted their first vines on the northern slopes of Mount Pendeli, where in ancient times the god of wine, Dionysus, was worshipped.
The terroir here is excellent for growing high quality grapes. The vines are planted at an altitude of 450 metres and benefit from the colling effect of north and north-eastern winds.
Kokotos vines grow on soil which is poor in organic matter and made up of limestone and slate. Therefore, it provides good water drainage for the vines as well as naturally limits their fertility. This results in higher concentration of aromatic compounds in the grapes and, further on, brings more complexity and better structure in the wines. Kokotos wine is typically full-bodied and can age well.
The estate’s vineyards use organic methods. Both international and indigenous varieties are cultivated with care and each bottle from the Kokotos wine range expresses unique characteristics of these grape varieties. The winery stands at the highest point of the estate, with gorgeous panoramic views over the mountains of Pendeli and Parnitha and the island of Evia.