Roditis Nature

Roditis Nature is a completely natural vinification of the second most planted grape of Greece, with zero intervention and made in stainless steel tanks.

  • Grower: Sant’Or Wines
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Grapes: Roditis 100%
  • Appellation: PGI Achaia
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Bottle: 750ml
  • Viticulture: Biodynamic (certified organic)
  • Vinification: Spontaneously fermented and aged in concrete eggs for 6 months, where it also went through malolactic, bottled unfiltered and unfined with minimum sulfites.
  • Notes: Pleasant citrusy aromas, full and thick palate with evident lactic acid.

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: 1-1.5kg / plant
  • Irrigation: None
  • Spraying: 5 per season (sulfur dust / copper / 500 / 501)
  • Harvesting: Manual

Vinification

  • Maceration: Stainless steel
  • Yeast: Indigenous – spontaneous fermentation
  • Malolactic: Natural (completed)
  • Maturation: 6 months in concrete eggs
  • Clarification: None
  • Filtration: Paper
  • Production: 2,200 lt
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Acidity: 5.25 gr/l
  • RS: 1.80 gr/l
  • Total sulfites: 37 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.