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The Kourtaki brand of Retsina is the undisputed leader in Greece and around the world. Whilst all of Greece can produce the traditional resinated wine, this retsina comes from Attica, one of the best noted regions for its production where only particular grape varieties may be used e.g. the Savatiano grapes. Retsina of Attica Kourtaki offers a balanced retsina, lightly resinated so as to allow the character of the Savatiano grape to complement the crisp, fresh flavour. Truly, a successful marriage of the pine with the vine.
Pack Size: 75cl
No. Alcoholic Units 9.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
- Contains: Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites
A clear, pale to golden colour. A delicate aroma of pine on the nose. Fresh and rich on the palate, the wine develops the characteristics of the Savatiano grape, with the development of a piney delicately flavoured retsina with a clean, crisp finish.
|Current Vintage||Non Vintage|
|Producer||Greek Wine Cellars|
|Type of Closure||Natural Cork|
|Wine Maker||Vassili Pyrovolakis|
|Taste Category||Mildly resinated, refreshing.|
Savatiano (100%), Greek indigenous variety
The Savatiano grapes are harvested in September and pressed immediately on arrival at the winery. A classic white Vinification follows at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks - with one important difference. A small quantity of resin from the Aleppo pine is added to the must - some 200 gms/hectolitre - to give the resulting wine its delicate but distinctive resination. After fermatation the wine is drawn off leaving the resin at the bottom of the tank. Normal processing then follows before bottling
The Retsina Kourtaki brand is famous. It was first produced by the Kourtakis family in 1895 at its winery at Markopoulo, near to Athens. Today, the brand dominates the bottled retsina market in Greece and its distinctive yellow label is to be seen everywhere. With the growth of tourism to Greece in the last 30 years many foreign visitors have also been introduced to Retsina Kourtaki, and it is now exported all over the world. It can truly be said to be the first choice of retsina lovers around the world.
The vineyards are situated on the north-east facing slopes of Mt. Partnes in Attica. The soil is alluvial clay overlying limestone. The altitude and impact allows the Savatiano grapes to ripen slowly and develop full character with elevated acidity. The result is a crisp, fresh, wine possessing a designation of origin. Each bottle is allowed to be individually numbered, thereby guaranteeing the wine's authenticity.
To enjoy this wine at its best, drink within 1 year of purchase.
- The wine is best drunk as fresh as possible. It should be consumed soon after purchase. It should be kept in a cool, dark place and chilled before consumption.
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Preparation and Usage:
The wine should be served chilled to enjoy to the full its fresh, crisp style. Recommended to be served at 5° - 8° C.
Resin from the Aleppo pine is added to the must to give a resinated taste to the made wine.
- Glass Pack
GREEK WINE CELLARS,
20 Anapafseos St.,
190 03 Markopoulo,
Adel U.K. Ltd,
St. Mary's Grove,
Lower Age Limit:
Statutory Years : 18
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