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Akrathos Assyrtiko Halkidiki 2019


A crisp yet generously textured Assyrtiko, with notes of lime, citrus blossom and peach, highlighted by mineral overtones. Beautifully balanced with a long, lemony finish.


This wine was made from free-run juice which was fermented with wild and cultivated yeasts at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks, where it spent two to four weeks on the fine lees. Maturation in stainless steel retained the freshness and Assyrtiko expression of this special terroir.


The vision to create Akrathos began in 2007, when Babis Bekris followed his dream to make wine in the mountainous terroir of Chalkidiki.  The ideal site was discovered after exhaustive and targeted research in Northern Greece's Chalkidiki, in the municipality of Aristotle. Constructing a winery so close to the birthplace of Artistotle's historic 'Akanthos' wine felt fortuitous; thus the name Akrathos was chosen. The first five hectares were planted in 2009, implementing minimal-impact methods in an effort to preserve the ecological integrity of the area and the terroir. An artisan winery followed in 2014. The unique site, combined with thoughtful and precise winemaking under the watchful eye of the highly sought-after consultant, Kyriakos Kynigopolous, has resulted in rich, concentrated wines that age well.

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