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