Drop By Drop The Jar Fills Up

Drop by Drop the Jar Fills Up - Kontozisis Organic Vineyards - Karditsa, Greece - Natural organic white wine - Roditis - Eklektikon

Drop By Drop is a yummy white Roditis, which belongs to the series of affordable natural wines by Kontozisis Organic Vineyards named after folk phrases.

  • Grower: Kontozisis Organic Vineyards
  • Type: White Dry Wine
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Grapes: Roditis 100%
  • Appellation: PGI Karditsa
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Bottle: 750ml
  • Viticulture: Organic (certified)
  • Vinification: A simple white vinification starts with a pre-fermentation cold extraction at 7-10C, and follows with no press and wild fermentation, with only a few sulfites added at bottling.
  • Notes: Clean citrusy, sharp, with roundness and fruit persistence.

Viticulture

  • Organic (certified)
  • Climate: Warm Mediterranean
  • Soil: Calcareous sandy loam
  • Vine age: Planted in 1982
  • Altitude: 200m
  • Slope: Flat
  • Planting density: 1.80m x 1.20m
  • Yield: 1.2kg / plant
  • Irrigation: A couple of times (drip)
  • Spraying: A few times a year, certified organic preparations
  • Harvesting: By hand

Vinification

  • Maceration: None
  • Yeast: Ambient – Wild fermentation (15 days)
  • Malolactic: No (prevented)
  • Maturation: 2 months in stainless steel, with periodic stirring
  • Clarification: None
  • Filtration: None
  • Production: 2,000lt
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Acidity: 5.30 gr/l
  • RS: 1.90 gr/l
  • Total sulfites: 60 mg/l
  • Certification: Made with Organic Grapes
  • Bottle: 750ml

Kontozisis has been practicing certified organic agriculture and organic vinification since 1991, one of the first to get such a certification in Greece. His long term commitment to organic practices shows his honest approach to sustainability. Andreas Kontozisis and his partner Aphrodite Tousia are working passionately with the area’s indigenous red grape, Limniona, among others, for which they have developed proprietary vineyard techniques to get as much concentration as possible from the variety’s large grapes. All grapes are hand harvested and pruned from the low-yield (28 hectoliters / ha) estate-owned vineyards of 11 ha. Kontozisis uses no press (only free run wines) and no commercial yeasts.

Karditsa is a rural town in Thessaly, in the center of Greece. It is the bicycle capital of Greece, with many bicycle roads and many residents using them as their main transportation mean.

Its terroir is largely defined by the nearby Agrafa mountains, and the artificial Plastira lake. It is also in close proximity to the impressive Meteora rocks, which host the second most important cluster of monasteries in Greece.