Tetramythos
Sauvignon Blanc natur2019
PeloponneseGreece

£22.50

Tetramythos, Sauvignon Blanc natur, 2019

Tetramythos
Sauvignon Blanc natur2019
PeloponneseGreece

£22.50

A Sauvignon Blanc unlike any other. Prior to fermentation, the fruit spends 18 hours macerating at low temperatures before fermentation in new oak barrels; it is then aged for 4 months with occassional lees stiring. The result is serious, complex wine with exotic aromatics, crisp acidity and plent of texture on the palate. The nose is exotic and aromatic, with lychees, pineapple, and a leafy edge. The palate is textural and layered, with crisp acidity and rich fruit characters, rounded out by hints of vanilla and yoghurt from time in oak.

About Tetramythos

Tetramythos vineyards overlook the Gulf of Corinth in northern Peloponnese. In 150 AD the geographer Pausanias referred to the local villages as ideal for the cultivation of grapes proving the region’s serious vinous history.

The beautifully wild vines are planted in a variety of different soils at altitudes between 650 to 1050 metres. These are true cool climate vineyards mostly north facing on the slopes of Mount Aroania, where breezes from the gulf of Corinth help produce fresh and balanced grapes.

The winery is owned by brothers Aristides and Stathis Spanos, together with the highly talented winemaker Panagiotis Papagiannopoulos. Today they farm organically, focusing on the native varieties of Roditis, Mavro Kalavrytino (the ski resort of Kalavryta is just up the road), Agiorgitiko and Malagousia. The Natur range are all made very naturally with a small dose of sulphur.