Mega Spileo Estate Assyrtiko - Lagorthi
Category & Origin
Dry White Wine, PGI Achaia
Assyrtiko 75% – Lagorthi 25%
Mega Spileo Vineyard
• Location: Single Vineyard Mega Spileo Estate
• Surface: 1 hectare
• Altitude: 850 m
• Cultivation: Organic
• Soil: Clay & sand
• Production: 5 tn/ha
• Configuration: single cordon
• Planting density: 4100 plants/ha
• Harvest: Late September
After harvesting, the grapes are pressed and undergo pre-fermentative extraction for roughly 4 hours. This is followed by static racking. The grape must is then fermented and aged in new oak barrels of varying sizes, and matures with its wine lees for 6 to 7 months. The settled lees are periodically re-stirred into the wine [bâtonnage]. After bottling, the wine must remain in its bottle for at least 2 years to develop character.
Mild golden – yellow colour with greenish hues. Discreet and delicate on the nose, with aromas of roasted nuts, stone fruit marmalades, herbs and hints of minerality. Well-structured and lush palate, with refreshing acidity. The finish is followed by a long after-taste of roasted fruit.
Suitable for ageing
Fish, seafood, meats with white sauces.