Wine Art Estate Anafora Limniona Red 2020


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Alcohol: 13.5%

Grape(s): Limniona

Localization: Greece

Tasting Notes: An excellent expression of the rising Limniona variety from Drama that proves the variety excels outside Thessaly. Dense and expressive fruity aromas, velvety tannins and elegance in a red, limited production, wine that is expected to 'reveal' even more gifts in the coming years.

Notes: Cold soak of the skins to the juice prior to fermentation for a few days to transfer good phenols and structure from the grapes, before the appearance of alcohol. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with regular pumping-over to extract color and tannins. After the malolactic conversion, the wine is transferred to 300lt French oak barrels, 50% new, for 12months maturation. Return to the tanks after maturation for settling and bottling.

Food pairing: A versatile, juicy wine, with an emphasis on fruit, a dowry of the variety itself but also of the cool vineyards of Drama where it is cultivated. Flexible and easy-going, the wine will go well with medium-weight dishes based on minced meat, such as stuffed cannelloni, burrito nests with ground beef or a minced beef and onion pie. The wine’s ample red fruit will easily converse with tomato dishes such as giouvetsi rooster or an Italian ragout, while vegetarian dishes based on mushrooms and eggplants will offer an equally mouth-watering pairing.

The Domain: The story begins when Yiannis Papadopoulos, a civil engineer by profession, decides to make the wine he loves to drink and share with his friends. This decision soon changed the nature of his relationship with wine: From the role of the wine lover, he pivoted to the winemaker role. First he revives a family-owned vineyard and constructs a frugal facility that would house the wine making process in his old paternal home in Mikrochori, Drama. A small underground cellar is built for the aging of the first vintage and the ones that would follow. The first experimental wines are released with the contribution of consultant oenologists and show enormous potential. Some years later, his friend and fellow wine lover Yiannis Kalaitzidis, architect and engineer, joins in partnership.  

Following that time’s trends and focusing on Bordeaux-varietal wines, the first varieties planted were international, including Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Syrah that were followed by a discerning selection of Greek emblematic varieties such as Assyrtiko, Malagousia, Agiorgitiko and Xinomavro.