Kokotos Estate 2020
Type: Dry Red
Classification: Protected Geographical Indication Attiki
Production: 6000 bottles
Vineyards: Kokotos Estate vineyards in Stamata, Attiki at an altitude of 450m
Soil: Sand and clay, gently sloping
Microclimate: Sufficient winter rainfall, regular snowfalls and cool, dry summers
Harvest: First 15 days of September
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 90% – Merlot 10%
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 where cold-maceration is carried out for 3 days. Alcoholic fermentation is completed in stainless steel tanks, after first inoculation with Saccharomyces Cerevisiae yeasts, in approximately 18 days at a controlled temperature of 20-24οC.
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: Elegant wine with a deep purple colour. Intense nose with good complexity and depth, aromas of ripe black fruits, plum, blackcurrant, blackberry and sour cherry. Notes of tobacco, spices and dark chocolate. Balanced in the mouth, with well-structured tannins and a long fruity astertaste.
Food Pairing: Serve with red meats, game and ripe yellow cheeses. Serve at 18-20οC