Georgas Naturally Sweet

A unique no-sulfites and aged for 5 years dessert wine, from biodynamically grown grapes of the indigenous Savatiano variety.

  • Grower: Georgas Family
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Grapes: Savatiano 100%
  • Appellation: PGI Attica
  • Alcohol: 13.63%
  • Bottle: 500ml
  • Viticulture: Dry, Biodynamic (certified organic)
  • Vinification: Spontaneously fermented in stainless steel with 6 days of skin contact, aged for 5 years in old unrinsed French oak, with no addition of sulfites.
  • Notes: Medium copper color, a light and juicy sweet wine, with nuts and dried fruit on the nose, and a complex palate with baked orange and peach, and a long sweet aftertaste.

Viticulture

  • Biodynamic (organic certified)
  • Climate: Dry, arid, Mediterranean, with mild Winters, hot Summers, and sea breeze
  • Soil: Clay, loam, calcium
  • Vine age: Planted in 1960
  • Altitude: 120m
  • Slope: Plains with subtle slope
  • Planting density: 2,500-3,200 plants / ha
  • Yield: 1-2kg / plant
  • Irrigation: None
  • Spraying: Biodynamic preparation and sulfur dusting (1-2 times a year)
  • Harvesting: Manual

Vinification

  • Maceration: Stainless steel (6 days of skin contact)
  • Yeast: Indigenous – spontaneous fermentation
  • Malolactic: Natural (completed)
  • Maturation: 5 years in unrinsed 10-year-old French oak
  • Clarification: None
  • Filtration: None
  • Production: 1,000 lt
  • Alcohol: 13.63%
  • Acidity: 4.72
  • RS: 200
  • Total sulfites: 9.2 mg/l
  • Certification: Organic Wine, No Sulfites, Vegan
  • Bottle: 500ml

The Georgas Family is located in the historical area of Spata, the center of retsina and the unexplored Savatiano white grape, where they can trace their agriculture roots 380 years back. They cultivate their 4.5 ha of estate owned dryvineyards biodynamically, with very low yields (21 hectoliters / ha). Vinification is natural, through spontaneous fermentation, no intervention, no sulphur (for most wines), and up to a week of skin contact, which gives their wines a characteristic bronze color.

Spata is a suburb outside of Athens, the capital of Greece. Spata is known for its long tradition around wine growing and the retsina wine. It is also known for its close proximity to the largest airport of Greece, Eleftherios Venizelos.

Athens, is the capital and largest city of Greece. It is also one of the oldest cities in the world, with an immense historical and cultural importance. It is considered the cradle of western civilization, giving birth to ideas and sciences, such as democracy, philosophy, and theater. One can admire many monuments of the ancient and more recent glory of Athens, such as the Parthenon, the Syntagma square, the National Museum of Archaeology, the ancient area of Plaka, and more.