Ancient greek variety, popular in the region of Campania in Italy. Its repatriation took place few years ago at Opountia Locris, ‘chora’ (terroir) of Domaine Hatzimichalis and the result is an exquisite wine with history. Red grape variety, which name refers to Vitis Hellenica, leaving no doubt about its greek origin. Its great potential gives long living, robust and complex wines. Famous, during the Roman Times for the production of the Falernum wines, but also nowadays for the Taurasi.
Origin: From the selected single vineyards “Drisbay” and ‘Raches Galanou”, at the Slopes of Knimis, part of our vineyard in the region of Locris.
Vinification: Classic red vinification. It matures for 18 months in French oak barrels.
Alcoholic strength: 13% Vol
Ageing potential: For at least 10 years after its harvest.
Tasting notes: Deep ruby red colour with purple hues. Well-structured, “warm” aromatic composition of sweet spices, cinnamon, cloves, truffle and vivid black fruit aromas. Strength, intensity, aromatic opulence and powerful tannins compound a multi-dimensional wine with warm and long finish.
Gastronomy-Serving temperature: Ideal with full-tasted recipes such as roast-beef, game, baked lamb, sausages and mature cheese. Best served in room temperature, about 16-18 οC.