Krasis

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

  • Grower: Sant’Or Wines
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Type: Red Aged Dry Wine
  • Grapes: Mavrodafni 100%
  • Appellation: PGI Achaia
  • Alcohol: 13.50%
  • Bottle: 750ml
  • Viticulture: Demeter Certified Biodynamic, Certified Organic
  • Vinification: Wild fermented in wood fermenters, aged for 6 months, unfiltered and unfined
  • Notes: A real glou-glou result in this vintage, with a beautiful dry tactile texture and preserved fruit flavors
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Viticulture

  • Demeter Certified Biodynamic & Certified Organic
  • Climate: Mediterranean climate, dry summers
  • Soil: Clay loam, schist rocks
  • Vine age: Planted in 1965
  • Altitude: 400m
  • Slope: 15%
  • Planting density: 270 plants / ha
  • Yield: 1.3 kg / plant
  • Irrigation: None
  • Spraying: Horsetail once, nettle once, 501 twice and 500 three times
  • Harvesting: Manually in plastic crates and immediate transfer to the winery

Vinification

  • Maceration: 20 days in wooden tank for 20 days
  • Press: None
  • Temperature Control: None
  • Yeast: Wild fermentation for 18 days in wooden tank
  • Malolactic: Naturally completed
  • Maturation: 6 months in 225lt old oak barrels
  • Clarification: Naturally
  • Filtration: None
  • Production: 1,800 lt
  • Alcohol: 13.50%
  • Acidity: 6.10 gr/l
  • RS: 2.30 gr/l
  • Total sulfites: 33 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.