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Methymnaeos 2015 Chidiriotiko Red (Lesbos)

While there is a certain kinship here with Zafeirakis’ Limniona, in that the wine is not very dark, not at all
heavy and just kissed with oak, it has a distinctive flavour of its own that we would describe as leaning in the
direction of Muscat. Not quite as obviously floral as a Ribeira Sacra or Lacrima di Morra d’Alba, it evokes those
parallels by dint of its pefumed beauty and tensile strength. A real original that will expand your vinous
universe, without neglecting to give you pleasure!

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Wine Specifics

WineWise Code
HME-CHI15
Country
Greece
Region
Aegean
Color/Style
Red
Farming Practices
Certified Organic
Varieties
100% Chidiriotiko
ABV
13
Residual Sugar
3.4
Acidity
6.7
Closure
Synthetic Cork
Case Size
12x750
Pricing
NET
Maceration
Five-day prefermenation maceration, followed by two-week alcoholic fermentation at 24° C.
Pumpover/Punchdown
3 times a day stirring during pre-fermentation maceration, 5 pumpovers per day during alcoholic fermentation.
Destemming
Complete
Fermentation Vessel
Stainless Steel
Fermentation Duration
Approximately 3 weeks (alcoholic fermentation)
Aging Method
Allier 45%, Limousin 45%, Tronçais 10%
Aging Duration (months)
For the whole quantity of the wine, 2 months in steel (alcoholic & malolactic fermentation), 4 months in barrels, then 6 months in steel and, finally, bottling,.
Filtered
Yes
Fining Agents
None
Yeast
Cultured
Lees Contact/Stirring
Yes, during malolactic
Malolactic
Yes
Added Sulfur
Yes, 64ppm
Vineyard Name
Methymnaeos / An ancient Greek name of god Dionysus, from the words "methy"=wine, "hymenaios"=wedding and/or the "hymn" of the symposia, meaning wine wedding or wine hymn or both
Soil Type
Volcanic
Elevation (meters)
100-350
Vineyard Aspect
North
Vine Age
26
Yields (hl/ha)
26.19
Vine Training
Royat
Picking
Hand-harvested
Annual Production
400

Notes from the Producer: Award of Excellence for Red Methymnaeos 2011 by the Fédération Culturelle des Vins de France. Illzach, Alsace, France, 21 May 2013.

Methymnaeos White and Red were voted wines of 2008 at the United Nations yearly cultural, culinary and wine tasting event among products from nearly 100 countries. Geneva, Switzerland, 23 January 2009.

Wine got a mark of 17/20 on jancisrobinson.com

All Methymnaeos Wines

Methymnaeos

2015 Chidiriotiko Red (Lesbos)

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Red

Certified Organic

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