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Aperitto is one of the 3 vintages of Chloé Chatzivaritis, made from organic Roditis grapes. The bunches are meticulously hand-picked, pressed and sent to spontaneous fermentation using indigenous yeasts in clay amphoras. The grapes macerate with the skins for 1 month before being aged in French oak barrels for 4 months.
Aperitto is the typical representation of a macerated wine with aromas of orange peel, dried apricots, peach and flowers. On the palate it coats the palate with all these notes with a fine tannic structure and a very appreciable freshness.
It will have its place with a nice platter of mature cheeses or on spicy dishes.
The Chatzivaritis estate owns 12 hectares of organic vineyard in the north of Greece and offers a range of wines made mainly from grape varieties endemic to Greece: Xinomavro, Roditis, Negoska, Assyrtiko! It all started with love... when Vagelis Chatzivaritis met his future wife Olga Iakovidou in 1981. She was originally from Goumenissa, a place with a long wine-growing tradition. Being himself a wine lover and a man who also enjoyed gastronomy and the simple pleasures of life, he began to make his own wine, enjoying the company of his good friends and close relatives. The local narrative says that the indigenous Greek varieties of Xinomavro and Negoska, from which the P.D.O. Goumenissa Chatzivaritis is produced, was the wine of choice of Philip, King of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great.