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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!
Five-day prefermenation maceration, followed by two-week alcoholic fermentation at 24° C.
3 times a day stirring during pre-fermentation maceration, 5 pumpovers per day during alcoholic fermentation.
Approximately 3 weeks (alcoholic fermentation)
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,.
Yes, during malolactic
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
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