Kokotos Estate 2012
Type: Dry Red
Classification: Protected Geographical Indication Attiki
Vineyards: Kokotos Estate vineyards in Stamata, Attiki at an altitude of 450 m.
Soil: Sand and clay, gently sloping
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 90% – Merlot 10%
Microclimate: Sufficient winter rainfall, regular snowfalls and cool, dry summers
Harvest: First 15 days of September
Vinification: Grapes are picked by hand in small crates which are then placed in cold storage overnight. Grapes are then de-stemmed and put in the vinificator. Extraction lasts for approximately 20 days. Alcoholic fermentation is completed in stainless steel tanks, in approximately 20 days, at a controlled temperature of 18-24 οC.
Cellaring: 28 months in French oak barrels. The wine is then bottled without any further treatment and is further aged in bottle for at least 12 months.
Ageing Potential: 10-15 years
Tasting Notes: Intense deep red colour with ruby highlights. Rich, complex bouquet with concentrated black fruits, ripe plum and ripe black cherry, hints of liquorice, spices and cedar. Full-bodied and robust on the palate, with chewy tannins and a great depth of fruit, showing on the finish.
Food Pairing: Accompanies rich meat dishes, game and ripe cheeses. Serve at 18-20οC.