Kosmas (or “Kosmadia” as it was traditionally known), is a rare red variety of the mountainous Phocis region in Central Greece. It was saved from extinction and was recently officially recorded by the Greek authorities, thanks to the personal efforts of organic grower Giorgos Balatsouras. A truly bucolic grape with an alpine flare and fresh fruits and perfumy herbs, purely reflecting on the place it was born in, a high-altitude fir forest.
- Grower: Doric Wines
- Vintage: 2016
- Grapes: Kosmas 100%
- Appellation: –
- Alcohol: 12.5%
- Bottle: 750ml
- Viticulture: Organic (certified)
- Vinification: Manually harvested and hand selected, destemmed, wild fermented in open wood fermenters in ambient temperatures with no additives, with fir branches and thyme for cap management according to centuries-old traditions. A brief stay in neutral oak follows the 90-day maceration and slow fermentation. The resin secretion from the fir, supports an almost unsulfured bottling.
- Notes: Dark ruby red color, loads of fresh forest fruit, round and soft on the palate with smooth tannins and an intense aftertaste.