Αnatolikos AΜ Fine Assyrtiko & Malagousia White 2018
Type: White Wine
Grape Variety: 90% Assyrtiko, 10% Malagouzia
Alcohol Percentage: 15%
Viticulture: Certified Organic | Natural Wine | Vegan Friendly
Climate: Mediterranean with Eastern warm winds. Day to night temperature difference of 13-15 Celcius
Terroir: Located on Sandy hills within a proximity of 5 kilometres from the sea, the Αnatolikos vineyards practices organic viticulture and are able to produce 400-500 kilos per acre
Ageing: Re-fermentation at low temperature and fermentation in oak barrels of 225 litres openly with indigenous yeasts, long fermentation at a controlled temperature. Maturing with lees for six months in French oak barrels. The wine is not filtered and does not undergo any treatment before bottling
Color: Gold and blonde with green highlights
Nose: Elegant aromas of vanilla and butter with a complex bouquet of citrus, quince, honeycomb and yellow fruits
Palate: Rich on the palate with balanced flavours and good acidity in a persistent finish
About the Winery:
Located in Avdira, Xanthi (or Thrace in Eastern Greece), Anatolikos Vineyards was established in 2005 by Sakis and Marios Nikolaidis, experienced businessmen of Xanthi in the fields of gastronomy.
The revival of their famous vineyard sites began in 2000. Contributing to this initiative, the brothers started by farming Greek and foreign grape varieties on their unique vineyards located on the dry hills of Avidira city. Some notable varieties include Malagousia, Mavroudi and Assyrtiko. At an altitude of 50-70 meters and a location approximately 2 km away from the Thrace Sea, the sandy-soiled terroir enjoys continuous cool winds and the region’s microclimate, which consistently benefitted the growth of healthy vines and grapes.
Their distinctive philosophy is summarized by organic farming practices, minimal interventions in winemaking, little or no sulphites added, and spontaneous ferments that provide a distinctive fingerprint to their wines. Their love for what they do and willingness to experiment with amphora fermentation has led them to produce incredible natural wines that are nothing short of exceptional!