Biblia Chora, Ovilos Semillon Assyrtiko 2018

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Greece

  • Region:

    Macedonia

  • ABV:

    13.50%

  • Grape:

    Assyrtiko

  • Grape Blend:

    Assyrtiko 50%, Semillon 50%

  • Vegan:

    Yes

  • Winemaker:

    Vassilis Tsaktsarlis

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Biblia Chora Ovilos Semillon Assyrtiko 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

The distinctive and characteristic aromas of apricot and honey from the Semillon blend perfectly with the citrus and lemon notes from the Assyrtiko, with nuances of vanilla and nutty hints adding complexity. Elegant, with a creamy texture, this stylish wine is beautifully balanced by refreshing palate which leads to a long finish.

Production Notes

The Assyrtiko (pronounced Ah-SEER-tee-koe) and Semillon grapes were picked at optimum maturity and then carefully selected. The wine was vinified in the state-ofthe-art winery, using modern techniques to ensure the aromatics and varietal flavours were retained. Each variety was vinified separately in 225 litre French oak barrels, of which 50% were new and 50% were one year old. Maturation lasted for five months, with bâtonnage taking place in the barrel.

Critics Reviews

JancisRobinson.com 17.5pts (2016) - Subtle oak presence on the nose, creamy, touch of spice, so that the mineral and citrus notes show through. Piercing freshness and impressive length, via pure citrus fruit on the palate. Tightly structured within the richness of the barrel ferment. Very good balance of fruit and winemaking. (JH)

Producer Profile

Ktima Biblia Chora is the innovative creation of Vassilis Tsaktsarlis and Vangelis Gerovassiliou two of the most talented winemakers in Greece. The winery was established in 1998 and the privately owned vineyard lies on the cool climate slopes of Mount Pangeon, at Kokkinochori near Kavala. It has been farmed organically since day one. These exceptional, cutting edge wines are some of the best white wines in Greece, which have similarities to very good white Bordeaux – not surprising as Vassilis Tsaktsarlis studied with Denis Dubourdieu; the king of modern white Graves.