Akrathos means "near Athos" and one can, indeed, see that 2033 metre high holy mountain from its vineyards. We're in Halkidiki in central Macedonia here where the climate is very much maritime, with the sea's influence moderating summer torridity.
Akrathos' organic vineyards were planted around 2011 and major on the white Assyrtiko, plus red varieties in the form of Agiorgitiko and Xinomavro. They also grow a little Malagousia, newly planted and not yet commercialised. Vineyards soils (shallow sandy loam with slate subsoil) are full of minerals and vines are planted at altitude (550-700m) meaning that the Assyrtiko here is the last to be picked in Greece. This is a brand new winery and this is their first commercialised vintage. Watch this space for more exciting wines in the near future!
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Aromas here are really rather delicious and combine an almost rose-y scent with a purity of blackcurrant fruit. There’s something rooty hidden deeper down: a touch of liquorice, perhaps and a clay-like hint of Plasticine. The Plasticine is wrapped around cherries that are part-dried. This is structured from very near the front with nippy, slightly smoky tannins that grip and adhere themselves to one’s tongue and cheeks. There’s lovely red apple acidity within that gives a really fresh impression. Long thing, this. Fruit is dark plum and within is cashed a wealth of earthy mineral activity. A classy thing and very much one for food…
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