Hoot Red

Hoot red is a fresh red wine in a 1.5 liter pouch, a “bag-num”. A fun natural wine, with organic certification, at an affordable price.

  • Grower: Georgas Family
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Type: Red Dry Wine
  • Grapes: Merlot 50% / Syrah 40% / Savatiano 10%
  • Appellation: PGI Attica
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Pouch: 1,800ml
  • Viticulture: Biodynamic (certified organic)
  • Vinification: Natural vinification with wild fermentation in stainless steel and 10 days of skin contact, after a 3-hour gentle pressing, with removal of lees, and small addition of sulfites.
  • Notes: Sour cherries with vibrant tannins and forest fruit flavors
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Viticulture

  • Biodynamic (organic certified)
  • Climate: Dry, arid, Mediterranean, with mild Winters, hot Summers, and sea breeze
  • Soil: Attica’s white clay marls, with calcareous red soils
  • Vine age: Planted in 2001
  • Altitude: 100m
  • Slope: 3%
  • Planting density: 3,200 plants / ha
  • Yield: 2kg / plant
  • Irrigation: None
  • Spraying: Sulfur dusting (twice), Biodynamic 500p spray (1-2 times)
  • Harvesting: Manual (20kg crates)

Vinification

  • Maceration: Stainless steel (10 days of skin contact)
  • Yeast: Indigenous with mild temperature control (wild fermentation)
  • Malolactic: Natural (completed)
  • Maturation: 2 months in stainless steel
  • Clarification: None
  • Filtration: Lees removal
  • Production: 1,800 lt
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Acidity: 4.55
  • RS: 1.00
  • Total sulfites: 48 mg/l
  • Certification: Organic grapes
  • Pouch: 1,500ml

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.