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2019 Roditis Dipnos, Kintonis

2019 Roditis Dipnos, Kintonis
ref. DIPN190

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, however it is not yet certain that this isn't an entirely separate variety. Roditis, the second most widely planted white grape in Greece is one of the varieties used for the production of Retsina.

Wine Region: Kintonis is based in the north of the Peloponnese, a region that boasts more wine appellations than any other. The Peloponnese has a lofty central plateau that offers wine growers then opportunity to grow vines above the worst of the Mediterranean heat. 

Wine Producer: Kintonis was founded in 1952 and in 2006 is passed into the hands of the third generation of the eponymous family. The winery has recently been considerably modernised and is now a state-of-the-art facility for the production of high volumes of wine.

 

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Style
Style:
Dry White - light
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Roditis
  Producer
Producer:
Kintonis
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
8°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
11%
  Country
Country:
Greece
  Appellation
Appellation:
not specified
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2020
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Peloponnese
  Colour
Colour:
Still White
  Food
Food:
  • Aperitif
  • Cheese
  • Salads

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

This is a pretty, pale golden lemon colour in the glass, bright. Wonderful nose with a hint of spice then small orange citrus notes. Floral too, spring flowers. Fresh, clean and delicious. Soft entry on the palate, not fleshy in any way. The citrus notes on the nose give way to russet apples on the palate plus a powdery minerality. Super acidity cached within the fruit which, together with the minerality, gives this wine enormous sustain. Very long indeed.

#3wordtastingnote: citrus, fresh, mineral

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