RAPSANI GRANDE RESERVE
Type: Red, dry
Category: Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Rapsani
Variety: Xinomavro (1/3), Krassato (1/3), Stavroto (1/3)
Producer: Tsantali Vineyards
Winery: Tsantali winery in Rapsani
Region: Rapsani Mount Olympus
Deep red color with tawny hues. The nose is dominated by vegetal and earthy aromas with ripe black fruit and vanilla on the background. The palate is dry, rich in robust tannins with acidity that balances the ripe fruit and the sweet spices. The oak is well integrated. Long and complex finish.
The grapes for Rapsani Grande Reserve grow at the highest altitude vine parcels of the Rapsani PDO zone between 500-800 meters. The best grapes are selected from a total area of 5 hectares, where some of the oldest bush vines can be found (up to 35 years old).
Maturation: 18 months in 300 Lt French oak barrels
Barrels: 40% new / 60% used – 2 rd and 3 rd fill
Further ageing in the bottle for at 18 months before release in the market
RAPSANI GRANDE RESERVE is a wine with great ageing potential evolving the depth of its character.
AWARDS AND SCORES
Robert Parker’s WINE ADVOCATE / Issue 31 August 2016 – 90 points
WINE AND SPIRITS (August 2016) – 92 points
Robert Parker’s WINE ADVOCATE / Issue 31 December 2015 – 92 points
WINE AND SPIRITS – BEST 100 WINES OF 2015 – BEST GREEK RED WINE (94pts)
TEXSOM INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION – BRONZE MEDAL
WINE AND SPIRITS (August 2014) – 94 points
TIFFANY’s WINE AND SPIRITS – WINE OF THE YEAR 2014
TASTED 100% BLIND by Markus del Monego MW and Andreas Larsson, (March 2015) – 89 points
WEINPREIS WINE SYSTEM AG 2015 – SILVER MEDAL