Monolithos rosé

Monolithos rosé shows the polydynamic character of the Agiorgitiko grape and its signature fresh fruit expression, with an added acidity kick from the blended high-altitude Assyrtiko.

  • Grower: Bairaktaris
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Grapes: Agiorgitiko 80% / Assyrtiko 20%
  • Appellation: PGI Peloponnese
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Bottle: 750ml
  • Viticulture: Low intervention
  • Vinification: Early harvest, pre-fermentation cold extraction of three hours, no pressing. Fermentation in stainless steel, at 14-16 celsius, and three months of maturation in stainless steel with its fine lees.
  • Notes: Bright pomegranate color, cherry and pomegranate notes on the nose, with a juicy and fruity palate, with vibrant acidity.

Viticulture

  • Low Intervention
  • Climate: Generally mountainous cold, with few rains
  • Soil: Sandy loam
  • Vine age: Planted in 1992
  • Altitude: 800-900m
  • Slope: 3-5%
  • Planting density: 4,500 plants / ha
  • Yield: 2kg / plant
  • Irrigation: None
  • Spraying: Hydrofertilization with copper and sulfur, twice a year
  • Harvesting: Manual (20lt crates)

Vinification

  • Maceration: Stainless steel (12 hours at 14-16°C)
  • Yeast: Indigenous, with neutral commercial yeast added at the end of fermentation
  • Malolactic: Prevented (temperature control)
  • Maturation: 2 months on its lees in stainless steel with periodic stirring
  • Clarification: –
  • Filtration: One crossflow filtration
  • Production: 12,000 lt
  • Alcohol: 12.50%
  • Acidity: 5.30 gr/l
  • RS: 2 gr/l
  • Total sulfites: 95 mg/l
  • Certification: –
  • Bottle: 750ml

Bairaktaris is located in the largest winemaking region of Greece, Nemea, which has a PDO status thanks to the polydynamic and most planted red grape of Greece Agiorgitiko. This is a small, family run winery, practicing sustainable agriculture, with no use of chemicals. At least 80% of grapes come from the 15 ha of estate owned vineyards, most at 850m altitudes.

Nemea is the largest winemaking region of Greece, and home to the most planted red grape of Greece, the indigenous Agiorgitiko. It has a PDO status (PDO Nemea) for red wines of 100% Agiorgitiko. “Agiorgitiko” means “Saint George”, which was the old name of Nemea (“Agios Georgios”).

A city in the Peloponnese, in the south of Greece, Nemea has a rich winemaking history since ancient times, when it was called “Fliasion Pedion”. Nemea was also known for “Nemia”, one of the most famous athletic competition of ancient times, along with the Olympic games.

In Nemea, one can visit the ancient town of Nemea, the monastery of “Panagia Vrahou” which is built on the cliff of the nearby mountain, the numerous wineries, or celebrate the annual wine festival.