RAPSANI

11.20

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

Tasting Note:
A ruby red in colour wine that combines aromas of dried cherry and raspberry with olive paste, tomato and a whiff of spices and vanilla. Elegant, velvet-textured yet vibrant palate with a lingering mellow finish.

 

WINEMAKING
The grapes for Rapsani grow at an altitude of up to 250 m. Vines up to 25 years old.

Maturation in 300 L. French oak barrels for 6 months
Barrels: 30% new and 70% 2nd and 3rd fill
Further ageing for 6 months in the bottle before release

AWARDS AND SCORES
2013 Vintage
TEXSOM INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARDS 2016 – BRONZE MEDAL
ROBERT PARKER’s WINE ADVOCATE (August 2016) – 88 points
2012 Vintage
THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2015 – SILVER MEDAL
ROBERT PARKER’s WINE ADVOCATE (December 2015) – 89 points
2011 Vintage
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS AND TEXSOM INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2014 – SILVER MEDAL
THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2014 – GOLD MEDAL
2010 Vintage
INTERNATIONAL WINE AND SPIRITS COMPETITION 2013 – BRONZE MEDAL
INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2013 – COMMENTED
WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE (Aug. issue 2013) – 89 points & Year’s Best & Best Buy

 

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