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Assyrtiko is one of the great vintages of the Chatzivaritis estate, those that sublimate the native grape varieties of Goumenissa, here the white Assyrtiko grape variety. Once the grapes have been harvested and pressed, the must is cold pre-fermented for 24 hours and then alcoholic fermentation begins under temperature control so that it remains relatively low. Once finished, the wine is matured on its lees for 2 months and then transferred to French oak barrels where it remains for 3 months with regular stirring.
Assyrtiko is a rather rich wine, with fresh notes of citrus fruits, white fruits and small white flowers. The maturing on lees and in barrels has given it a light fatness, so the mouth is full, tasty, with a lot of freshness and a light iodine finish.
If its great freshness allows it to be tasted now, it is made to be kept for a few years in the cellar. It is best enjoyed with fish dishes prepared in sauce or on a rich seafood platter.
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 P.D.O. Goumenissa Chatzivaritis is produced, was the wine of choice of Philip, King of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great.