PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION (P.G.I.) FLORINA
Varietal Composition: Xinomavro 50%, Syrah 50%.
Location: “Petres” (“Rocks”) and “Dromos” (“Road”) sub-region. Amyndeon plateau.
Vineyard: 85ha of Linear, privately owned vineyard situated at an altitude of 620-710 m.
Vineyard Designated for the Specific Wine: 73,8ha.
Soil: Sandy – sandy clay soil of excellent drainage.
Climate: Semi continental with important precipitations, many snowfalls during winters. Fresh, rather dry summers, with cool nights. Year-long Northwestern winds. Absence of spring frost.
Harvest: Manual harvesting in small picking boxes.
Yield: 60HL/ha, post to green harvest & selection.
Density of Plantation: 3.900 shoots / ha.
Vinification Method: Destemming, light crushing, cold soak – skin contact, alcoholic fermentation at gradual increase temperatures, maintenance of wine “sur lie” for seven months with regular stirring.
Ageing: Twelve months in Allie oak casks medium to light toast and twelve fifteen months in bottle.
Tasting Characteristics: Splendid, purple red color. Complex, typical bouquet of spices (vanilla, pepper, clove), with hints of ripe blackberry. Full mouth, with vanilla aroma, rounded tannins, balanced acidity and wood tones. Long aftertaste with intense quince aroma.