Malagousia Assyrtiko Black Label

Malagousia Assyrtiko Black Label is a throwback to the traditional farming and vinifying of the Attica vineyards, with biodynamic grapes sourced from a single, bush-trained and dry vineyard with minuscule yields, and vinified with no intervention or additives, but traces of sulfites.

  • GrowerGeorgas Family
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Type: White Dry Wine
  • Grapes: Malagousia 70% / Assyrtiko 30%
  • Appellation: PGI Attica
  • Alcohol: 12.25%
  • Bottle: 750ml
  • Viticulture: Biodynamic (certified)
  • Vinification: Wild fermented in stainless steel, with almost no intervention and mild addition of sulfites.
  • Notes: Light yellow, floral, with fine fruit on the palate.
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Viticulture

  • Biodynamic (organic certified)
  • Climate: Dry, arid, Mediterranean, with mild Winters, hot Summers, and sea breeze
  • Soil: White marls on limestone
  • Vine age: 15 years old
  • Altitude: 120m
  • Slope: 3-5%
  • Planting density: 3,250 plants / ha
  • Yield: 1.5kg / plant
  • Irrigation: None
  • Spraying: Biodynamic preparation, sulfur (once), copper (3 times)
  • Harvesting: Manual in 20kg crates

Vinification

  • Maceration: None
  • Press: Pneumatic, for 2.5 hours
  • Yeast: Indigenous with mild temperature control (wild fermentation), for 2 months
  • Malolactic: Natural (completed)
  • Maturation: 1.5 month in stainless steel
  • Clarification: None
  • Filtration: Lees removal
  • Production: 1,000 lt
  • Alcohol: 12.25%
  • Acidity: 4.13
  • RS: 1.00
  • Total sulfites: 59 mg/l
  • Certification: Made With Organic Grapes, 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.