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2011 Roditis, Tetramythos

2011 Roditis, Tetramythos
ref. TETR110 MAY13

Wine Variety: With no DNA analysis to date, untangling the web of clones and distinct varieties associated with the name Roditis is a near-impossible task. There are red-, pink- and white-skinned grapes in Greece called Roditis, the most common being the pink one. That itself has a number of different clones that grow in different ways and produce a range of wine styles... In any event, it is said that Roditis is susceptible to a virus that alters berry colour, which has the potential to confuse things yet further.

One clone - Roditis Alepou (alepou = fox (for the colour of its skin)) - is attracting attention as it seems to produce wines of greater quality, and happily, this wine is made from Roditis Alepou. NB. Roditis is one of the varieties used for the production of Retsina.

Wine Region: Patras lies on the north coast of the Peloponnese and this wine is grown in the vineyards that surround the town of Patras itself.

Wine Producer: Tetramythos is a boutique producer, working only 14 hectares of vines. Those vineyards are organic and lie between 600 and 1,050 metres above sea level.

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Style
Style:
Dry White - fruity
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Roditis
  Producer
Producer:
Tetramythos
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
11°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13%
  Country
Country:
Greece
  Appellation
Appellation:
not specified
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2017
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Patras
  Colour
Colour:
Still White
  Food
Food:
  • Asian/Spicy
  • Canapés
  • Cheese
  • Fish
  • Salads

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

Initially tasted at 16.3 degrees C. Pale and clear in the glass. This is quite aromatic. Moving the glass around the desk in front of me produces a waft of pleasant apple aroma. Lift it beakward and this has appliness in spades. There’s also a fair bit of spice, plus something else, something a touch crystalline: salted almonds. The palate offers lovely density of apple and apple skin fruit; offers excellent shape, too. Balance is good and within that concentrated fruit is a twist of something a touch bitter. Long wine and there’s nice grip here. The finish has a hard, citrus quality like lemon rind. Good wine and would be better with food. The finish is busy, has elements of crushed rocks about it. NB. When colder (and open for longer) this takes on a hint of lime and something more exotic: mango, perhaps.

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