KAPNIAS WHITE 2015
Type: White, dry
Category: Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Atalanti Valley
Variety: Chardonnay 100%
Producer: Domaine Hatzimichalis
Origin: From the best vineyard for Chardonnay, part of the private owned vineyard of Domaine Hatzimichalis in Atalanti, Central Greece, called “Zygos” The average age of the single vineyard is 30 years old with extremely low yields.
Vinification – Maturation: 100% barrel-fermented in new, French oak barriques. After fermentation, the wine is gently stirred (bâtonnage) during the eight months of ageing on fine lees. This classic technique enhances the aromatic richness and complexity.
Alcoholic strength: 13,5% Vol
Ageing potential: Remarkable personality with excellent ageing potential. Enjoy it now or within the next 5-6 years after its harvest.
Tasting notes: A charming barrel-aged Chardonnay with a multilevel aromatic profile dominated by the gentle presence of wood. Intense aromas of white peach, nectarine and exotic fruits, mingle with scents of vanilla and toasted bread. Rich and luscious with concentrated flavours, excellent density, creamy texture and impressive, lengthy finish.
Food pairings – Serving temperature: This Chardonnay can stand up to rich flavours. Try it with grilled or roast lobster and scallops, fine rich fish and white meat with buttery sauces. Best served at 10-12 °C.