Krasis

Krasis is a biodynamically grown Mavrodafni from its home soil in Achaia, in a rare dry vinification.

  • Grower: Sant’Or Wines
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Grapes: Mavrodafni 100%
  • Appellation: PGI Achaia
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Bottle: 750ml
  • Viticulture: Biodynamic (certified organic)
  • Vinification: Wild fermented in old French oak barrels, aged for 6 months, unfiltered and unfined
  • Notes: Dark red with dark fruit, herbs and animal notes on the nose, with powerful but smooth tannins, medium acidity, and a characteristic bitter aftertaste

Viticulture

  • Biodynamic (organic certified)
  • Climate: Mild Winter and dry Summers
  • Soil: Clay loam, schist rocks
  • Vine age: Planted in 1967
  • Altitude: 400m
  • Slope: 15%
  • Planting density: 4,000 plants / ha
  • Yield: 1kg / plant
  • Irrigation: None
  • Spraying: 5 per season (sulfur dust / copper)
  • Harvesting: Manual

Vinification

  • Maceration: 6 months in 225lt old French oak
  • Yeast: Indigenous – wild fermentation
  • Malolactic: Natural (completed)
  • Maturation: 6 months in 225lt old French oak
  • Clarification: None
  • Filtration: None
  • Production: 650 lt
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Acidity: 4.85 gr/l
  • RS: 2.40 gr/l
  • Total sulfites: 55 mg/l
  • Certification: Organic grapes, Vegan
  • Bottle: 750ml

Sant’Or wines is located outside the historical 3rd largest Greek city of Patra, and operated by a local grower, Panagiotis Dimitropoulos, who is cultivating his 4.5 ha of vineyards biodynamically, at an altitude of 600m, with no irrigation. Indigenous to the historical village of Santomeri is the rare white grape Santameriana, as well as the famous (for its sweet wines) red grape Mavrodafni (literally “black laurel”), revived through impressive dry vinifications. Panagiotis is the only grower cultivating the Santameriana grape, and one of very few making dry monovarietal Mavrodafni.

Patra is the third largest city of Greece, and is famous for its carnival celebration.