Kokotos Estate 2019
Type: Dry Red
Classification: Protected Geographical Indication Attiki
Production: 4.500 bottles
Vineyards: Kokotos Estate vineyards in Stamata, Attiki at an altitude of 450 m
Soil: Sand and clay, gently sloping
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 85% – Merlot 15%
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, at 6ºC. 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 18 days at a controlled temperature of 18-24 οC.
Cellaring: 24 months in French oak barrels. The wine is then bottled without any further treatment and is further aged in bottle for at least 10 months.
Ageing Potential: 10-15 years
Tasting Notes: A complex wine with a deep purple colour. A rich bouquet of ripe fruits such as strawberry, plums and blackberries with notes of vanilla, tobacco, cedar, black chocolate and sweet spices. In the mouth velvety tannins well balanced by good acidity and a long fruity finish.
Food Pairing: Serve with red meats, game and ripe yellow cheeses. Serve at 18-20οC