Domaine Chatzivariti, ‘Spin’ (PGI- Slopes of Paiko) 2019

£29.50 (75cl)

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SKU: GRCH0819B

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This wine is a blend between 2 different harvest dates of Negoska grapes- one early and one late. Grapes are harvested carefully hand selected and crushed before being allowed to go through spontaneous fermentation in INOX tanks, without additives, fining or filtration and with very low sulfur content added before bottling. The early harvested grapes undergo skin maceration for 5 days while the late harvested ones for 3 weeks. Following fermentation, the skins are lightly pressed, and the wine is aged in separate French oak barrels for an additional 4 months. After aging, the 2 harvests are blended resulting in this balanced red wine.

Tasting note

This wine has an intense red color with hints of violet and a low turbidity. The bouquet is composed of black cherries, small red fruits, liquorice, vanilla, spices and green pepper. The pallet is full bodied and structured with good tannins, balanced acidity and a long finish.

About the producer

Domaine Chatzivaritis is a 18-hectare estate in Goumenissa, focusing on traditional Greek varieties (Xinomavro, Negoska, Roditis, Malagousia, Muscat and Assyrtico).
Daughter Chloi took over from parents Vagelis and Olga in 2017, having studied oenology in France and Portugal (and worked in Chile and New Zealand), bringing with her passion and experience for low intervention wines and new wine making techniques. The estate now follows environmentally conscious philosophies, aimed at a low interventionist approach to obtain the best quality of grapes while preserving soil fertility.



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