Savatiano Black Label

Savatiano Black Label aims to show the pure character of the most planted grape of Greece, grown biodynamically in its home turf, with zero addition of sulfites or anything else.

  • Grower: Georgas Family
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Grapes: Savatiano 100%
  • Appellation: PGI Attica
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Bottle: 750ml
  • Viticulture: Biodynamic (certified organic)
  • Vinification: Spontaneously fermented in stainless steel with 2 weeks of skin contact, with no intervention and no addition of sulfites.
  • Notes: Yellow-amber color, roasted nuts, ripe yellow fruits and spices like curry on the nose, well integrated tannins and sharp acidity.

Viticulture

  • Biodynamic (organic certified)
  • Climate: Dry, arid, Mediterranean, with mild Winters, hot Summers, and sea breeze
  • Soil: Sandy loam
  • Vine age: Planted in 1960
  • Altitude: 120m
  • Slope: Plains with subtle slope
  • Planting density: 3,200 plants / ha
  • Yield: 1.8kg / plant
  • Irrigation: Drip irrigation once (in the Summer)
  • Spraying: Biodynamic preparation, seaweed and sulfur dusting (1-2 times a year)
  • Harvesting: Manual

Vinification

  • Maceration: Stainless steel (2 weeks of skin contact)
  • Yeast: Indigenous without temperature control (Spontaneous fermentation)
  • Malolactic: Natural (completed)
  • Maturation: Few months in stainless steel
  • Clarification: None
  • Filtration: None
  • Production: 2,000 lt
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Acidity: 3.98
  • RS: 1.00
  • Total sulfites: 9.5 mg/l
  • Certification: Organic Wine, No Sulfites, Vegan
  • Bottle: 750ml

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.