Roditis Amphora

Sant'Or / Santor - Roditis Amphora - Demeter Biodynamic - Organic certified - Orange amphora aged Greek wine - Achaia - Natural Wine - Eklektikon

Roditis Amphora is a skin contact vinification of the pink-skin Roditis grape, and fermented / aged in 200-year-old local reclaimed amphorae, from biodynamic, dry vineyards.

  • Grower: Sant’Or Wines
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Grapes: Roditis 100%
  • Appellation: PGI Achaia
  • Alcohol: 11%
  • Bottle: 750ml
  • Viticulture: Biodynamic (Demeter certified) / Organic (certified)
  • Vinification: Spontaneously fermented in clay amphora with a 20-day maceration, no pressing, and 6-months in an outdoor buried amphora.
  • Notes: Bright bronze color, well integrated tannins, vibrant acidity, long aftertaste. Aromas of honeycomb, orange peel, and intense minerality.

Viticulture

  • Biodynamic (organic certified)
  • Climate: Mild Winter and dry Summers
  • Soil: Clay loam, schistose rocks
  • Vine age: Planted in 2007
  • Altitude: 400m
  • Slope: 25%
  • Planting density: 3 x 1 meters
  • Yield: 2.20kg / plant
  • Irrigation: None
  • Spraying: 3 per season (sulfur dust / copper / 500 / 501)
  • Harvesting: Manual

Vinification

  • Maceration: 20 days in clay amphora
  • Pressing: None
  • Yeast: Ambient (spontaneous fermentation in clay amphora for 20 days)
  • Malolactic: Completed (spontaneously)
  • Maturation: 6 months in buried clay amphora
  • Clarification: None (natural settling)
  • Filtration: None
  • Production: 1,100 lt
  • Alcohol: 11%
  • Acidity: 6.30 gr/l
  • RS: 1.80 gr/l
  • Total sulfites: 26 ppt
  • Certification: Biodynamic wine (Demeter), 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.