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Paterianakis 2021 "Melissinos" White (Crete) ORGANIC

A love-match between a Cretan native and an international interloper, this is a simply flawless wine that will seduce you with its honied tones and bracing acidity. It is quite inspired.

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Wine Specifics

WineWise Code
HPA-MEW21
Country
Greece
Region
Crete
Color/Style
White
Farming Practices
Certified Organic
Varieties
70% Τhrapsathiri and 30% Sauvignon blanc
ABV
13.5
Residual Sugar
2
Acidity
6.1
Closure
Natural Cork
Case Size
12x750
Pricing
Discountable
Destemming
Whole Cluster
Fermentation Vessel
Stainless Steel
Fermentation Duration
25 days
Filtered
Yes
Fining Agents
Bentonite
Yeast
Cultured
Lees Contact/Stirring
4 months
Malolactic
No
Added Sulfur
Yes, 80 mg/L
Vineyard Name
Melissokampos (meaning: Bee field)
Soil Type
Calcareous, Loam
Elevation (meters)
650
Vineyard Aspect
Northwest
Vine Age
30
Yields (hl/ha)
50
Picking
Hand-harvested
Annual Production
10,000 Bottles

Notes from the Producer: Sauvignon is the grape variety we start our harvest, early August and Thrapsathiri is the grape variety we finish our harvest end of September. (SA) Skin contact for a few hours for Sauvignon Blanc, in cold and then fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tank at 180C.
(Thr)Skin contact for a few hours for 20% of the grapes. Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tank at 180C.

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