Sun white

Sun White - Kontozisis Organic Vineyards - Karditsa, Thessaly, Greece - Malagousia - Organic white wine - Natural wine - Eklektikon

Sun white shows the character of the indigenous Malagousia grape in all its purity, in a natural vinification which gives an elegantly floral nose and a very delicate and multi-layered palate.

  • Grower: Kontozisis Organic Vineyards
  • Vintage: 2021
  • Type: White Dry Wine
  • Grapes: Malagousia 100%
  • Appellation: PGI Karditsa
  • Alcohol: 13.50%
  • Bottle: 750ml
  • Viticulture: Certified Organic
  • Vinification: Pre-fermentation cold extraction at 7-10℃ takes place for 22 hours, and then extraction with no press (free run). After fermentation with indigenous yeast in concrete tank for 20 days, the wine rests in concrete tank for 2 months. It is bottled unfiltered with a few sulfites.
  • Tasting Notes: Bright yellow-green color, with an aromatic bouquet of floral notes, herbs like sage, white-flesh fruits, and mellon, and a pleasant aromatic palate with flowers and citrus, characterized by its perfect balance between its acidity and oily-texture.
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Viticulture

  • Certified organic
  • Climate: Humid microclimate
  • Soil: Shallow to moderately deep soil low in 
organic matter and calcium carbonate
  • Vine age: Planted in 2001
  • Altitude: 200-250m
  • Slope: Gentle slopes
  • Planting density: 4,000 plants / ha
  • Yield: 1-1.5kg / plant
  • Irrigation: Once if required
  • Spraying: Copper, sulfur dusting
  • Harvesting: Manually

Vinification

  • Maceration: None (Free run)
  • Pressing: None
  • Temperature control: In the beggining of the fermentation, depending on the month of harvest
  • Yeast: Indigenous (in concrete tank for 20 days)
  • Malolactic: None
  • Maturation: In concrete tank for 2 months
  • Clarification: Naturally static
  • Filtration: None
  • Production: 5,000 lt
  • Alcohol: 13.50%
  • Acidity: 5.50 gr/l
  • RS: 1.70 gr/l
  • Total sulfites: 50 mg/l
  • Certification: Organic grapes
  • Bottle: 750ml

Kontozisis has been practicing certified organic agriculture and organic vinification since 1991, one of the first to get such a certification in Greece. His long term commitment to organic practices shows his honest approach to sustainability. Andreas Kontozisis and his partner Aphrodite Tousia are working passionately with the area’s indigenous red grape, Limniona, among others, for which they have developed proprietary vineyard techniques to get as much concentration as possible from the variety’s large grapes. All grapes are hand harvested and pruned from the low-yield (28 hectoliters / ha) estate-owned vineyards of 11 ha. Kontozisis uses no press (only free run wines) and no commercial yeasts.

Karditsa is a rural town in Thessaly, in the center of Greece. It is the bicycle capital of Greece, with many bicycle roads and many residents using them as their main transportation mean.

Its terroir is largely defined by the nearby Agrafa mountains, and the artificial Plastira lake. It is also in close proximity to the impressive Meteora rocks, which host the second most important cluster of monasteries in Greece.