Akrathos Wines Mixed Case
Akrathos means "near Athos" and one can, indeed, see that 2033 metre high holy mountain from its vineyards. We're in Halkidiki in central Macedonia here where the climate is very much maritime, with the sea's influence moderating summer torridity. [The photo shows Estate Manager Babis Bekris, Caspar Bowes, and Mark Rachovides, Owner.]
Akrathos' organic vineyards were planted around 2011 and major on the white Assyrtiko, plus red varieties in the form of Agiorgitiko and Xinomavro. Vineyards soils (shallow sandy loam with slate subsoil) are full of minerals and vines are planted at altitude (550-700m) meaning that the Assyrtiko here is the last to be picked in Greece. This is a brand new winery and this is their first commercialised vintage.
The Assyrtiko is truly stunning and the best bottles of these reds are extremely good. However, we have found some bottle variation in the reds (NOT the white) this first vintage as they were not all bottled at the estate. We are therefore offering an introductory mixed case with a significant discount to introduce our clients to the three debut wines from this exciting new estate:
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