Domaine Gioulis Cabernet Sauvignon - Agiorgitiko

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SOFOS-RED
SOFOS -The Wise Old Man”

Winemaker: Domaine Gioulis, Klimenti, Greece
Appellation: Korinthos Protected Geographical Indication
Varietal(s): Cabernet Sauvignon 50% - Agiorgitiko 50%

Production Area: 10 hectares

Yield per Vine & Hectare: 50 hl/ha

The Agiorgitiko vineyard is located in Klementi village which is neighboring with Nemea P.D.O., the largest red appellation of Greece, home of the Agiorgitiko grape.
The vineyard has a south-west orientation and the altitude of 800 metres.
The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard is located on the slopes opposite of the village of Klimenti. It has a northeast orientation and an altitude of 850 metres.
The soil is calcareous clay for both vineyards.

Yield per Vine & Hectare: 50 hl/ha

Training system: normal classical two sided royat (2,40x1), allowing optimal sun and air permeation

Vinification: Traditional red wine vinification; separately for each variety. Then the alcoholic fermentation takes place and the Cabernet Sauvignon ages for 6 months in French oak casks. The blending of the varieties takes place after the fermentation.

Analytical Data: 12 vol%, 5,5 acidity, residual reductive sugars <1, acetic acid<0,5

Ageing: for about 20 months in steel tanks to keep the flavors fresh

Tasting notes: Red ruby color with violet hues. The nose has aromas of mature blackberries, raspberries and sweet spices. The palate has a well balanced acidity and a medium plus body; fragrant of fresh blackcurrant – blackberry fruit, red pepper and hints of black chocolate.

"The red SOFOS has a deep ruby colour with aromas of plum, sour cherry and hints of truffle and oak. In the palate we found medium plus acidity, soft tannins and a great complexity of flavours such as dried plum, raisin and notes of wet leaves and tobacco. It is a quality red wine which is ready to drink but also with a good potential of ageing. It combines the spicy and fruity aromas of the indigenous Agiorgitiko with the structure and the complexity of the famous Cabernet Sauvignon." - Konstantinos Lazarakis

Enjoy with: roasted beef, duck or a spicy pasta dishes

Conservation Time: Good Ageing potential (5-6 years)

NON GMONotes / Certifications / Awards:
EU & NOP-USDA Organic Certification
100% Organic Production
The # 1 selling organic winery in Greece

 

UPC: 1-85554 00093-2

 

Tasting Panel Magazine & the Somm Journal
88 points
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Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition
2010 Sofos Red –
GOLD Medal Winner

The Wine Advocate-eRobertParker.com
87 Points
2010 Vintage

Take a whiff and you’ll get an intoxicating nose of cherry Jolly Ranchers along with black currants and evergreen trees.

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