Biblia Chora Ovilos Barrel Fermented Semillon/Assyrtiko

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Biblia Chora Ovilos Barrel Fermented Semillon/Assyrtiko

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This is one of the newest estates on the Greek scene. Evangelos Geravassiliou and Vassilis Tsaktsalis are two of the best white wine makers in Greece. The vineyards are based in Kavala, the second largest city in the north of Greece, where the excellent soil and microclimate provide long growing seasons. These are cutting edge, world-class wines. The vineyards are based in Kavala, where the excellent soil and microclimate provide long growing seasons.

Tasting Note: Light yellow with a green hue, enticing aromas of peach and vanilla with a burst of fresh grapefruit and minerals. Wonderful weight and added texture on the palate with notable minerality. A tropical version of a white Graves.


Style:                         Full bodied

Variety:                     50% Semillon, 50% Assyrtiko

Viticulture:               The cool north of Greece close to Kavala is perfect for growing Sauvignon Blanc and Assyrtiko. Biblia Chora's 150ha of vines are planted on flinty soil at an altitude of 350m on south facing slopes. Its close proximity to the sea brings a maritime influence to the vineyards. The grapes are hand picked.

Region:                      Macedonia

Soil Type:                  Volcanic soil

Winemaker:               Evangelos Geravassiliou and Vassilis Tsaktsalis

Closure:                     Cork

Fermentation:           100% fermented in oak for 6 months with full malolactic fermentation.

Alcohol:                     13%

Food:                         Chicken, creamy pasta, risotto.

Awards:                     Gold medal at 2009 International Wine Challenge
 

 

Producer:  Biblia Chora
Grape Varieties:  Blended
Optimum Drinking:  Within 5 years
Wine Style:  Full bodied fruity dry white
Alcohol by Volume:  13%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  Greece

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