Cabernet Sauvignon Nikolaou

Varietal Composition: Dry Red Wine from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon BIO grapes.

Origin: Protected Geographical Indication. The grapes are organically grown in the private 1h vineyards of Nikolaou family at the area of Douramani, with an average vine age of 25 years. The slope of the selected vineyard parcels is 2%, oriented towards the south, with a yield of approximately 700 kg per acre. No pesticides and fertilizers are used other than Bordeaux mixture, Sulphur and organic mulch (organic compost).

Production: Hand harvest takes place late September once the grapes reach the desired level of phenolic and alcoholic maturity. The alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts takes place in stainless steel controlled temperature tanks for 7 days at 22oC. In keeping with the principles of organic farming, after the malolactic fermentation we only add the bare minimum necessary quantity of Sulphur dioxide.

Characteristics: Fresh and fruity version of the famous French variety. Full body with a bouquet of dark fruits and aftertaste balancing between hints of vanilla and well-rounded tannins, while maintaining its special varietal character.

Serving: At a temperature of 16-18oC.

Food combination: Meat dishes, light meals and spaghetti.

Alcoholic strength: 13o to 14o depending on the year.

Medals: PAR Gold 2016 Agiorgitiko Nikolaou , PAR Silver 2017 Agiorgitiko Nikolaou

Reviews: MW Derek Smedley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 /88points

Tasted in the winery A & C Greece October 2017

The black fruits on the nose are quite herbaceous the start of the palate is fresh and firm. Ripe blackcurrant in the middle give sweetness richness but it is the fresher firmer black fruits that dominate the finish.