Epilinios white (IGP Kitherona's Slopes): land of bacchanals and interesting blends like this Assyrtiko - Savvatiano - Rhoditis

The slopes of Kitherona are located in the northwest of the Attica region, in Central Greece. An altitude vineyard thanks to Mount Kitheron (1409 m.) on whose slopes white varieties such as Assyrtiko, Savvatiano or Roditis can be grown. Greek mythology has quite a few episodes around Erythres and Kitherona's Slopes: the Menades, adorers of Dionysus, discovered Pentheus (king of Thebes) spying on a bacchanal. He was dismembered for it by them. Therefore, land of bacchanals, wine and sun, so if the Kitherona's Slopes is not paradise, I don't know what else is missing.

2020 vintage: White green color, strong clarity, shiny look. Aromatically pear and ripe citrus hints on a tropical background. In mouth, a dry entry that immediately brings citrus fruit and herbs touchs such as sage or mint. A timidly mineral and saline development (input of Aσύρτικο, here 40%) of medium amplitude. Mouthfeel of white stone fruit yet to ripen, tangerine, lime and lemon rind. A good freshness coming from Pοδίτης (30%) and showing that it is an altitude white. Certain density on the palate thanks to Σαββατιανό doing 30%. A very pleasant delicate bitter touch that blurs the 12'5 % vol. Short ending where those little lemon bitter continue.

Winery & Vineyards Sokos is responsible for this easy-drinking and unpretentious white valued at almost 6 euros / $ 6.86 . Its name, Epilinios, evokes the dance with which grapes were crushed in the past and thus start the process of must's maceration-fermentation. In the past means in the times of Dyonisos adoration. Its service at 10º C is the most indicated. As a pairing, the Mediterranean or marine product is also the most indicated: Octopus & yellow fava beans spread, onion, lemon bitters. Also works a Tuna 'ladolemono' grill seared, extra virgin olive oil, wild oregano.


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