Tuesday, 24 August 2010

TN : Sabanis Red Dry Wine, Central Greece

This wine is a blend of Cabernet, Agiorgitiko, and Syrah. Each variety was vinified separately. The Agiorgitiko underwent 8 days of maceration and the Cabernet 10 days. Malolactic fermentation and partial maturation was in French oak barrels for six months.

In 1980 Tasos Sampanis, a Mechanical Engineer, and his wife Elli, created in Ritsona, Avlida, the Sabanis winery. Their state-of-the-art winery, situated in the heart of the winemaking zone of Agios Ioannis, Avlida, is 15 km outside the city of Halkida. The climate is characterized as Mediterranean with cold winters, a warm summer and a long dry fall. The soil is of an average sand-argillaceous type. The vineyards are semi-mountainous, at an altitude of between 350 and 450 metres, and are cooled by the South Euboic Sea. The privately owned vineyards today amount to 28 acres and 15 more acres were added as of the end of 2007.

Colour : Red

Aroma : Pepper, oak, blueberry

Taste : White and black pepper, earthy, blueberry, spice, fruits of the forest, very peppery

Alcohol : 12.5%

Price : 195 SEK (Restaurant Samos, Tyresö, Sweden)

Mark : B-

Website : Sabanis Estate
Website : Restaurang Samos

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