Moschofilero Nikolaou

Varietal Composition: Dry White Wine from 100% Moschofilero BIO grapes.

Origin: Protected Geographical Indication. The grapes are organically grown in the private 0,8h vineyard of the Nikolaou family at the area of Palaiopyrgos of Mantineia, with a vine age of 60 years. The selected vineyard rests on a silty-clayey soil, oriented towards the west, with a yield of approximately 6000 kg/he. No pesticides and fertilizers are used other than Bordeaux mixture, Sulphur and organic mulch (organic compost).

Vinification: Harvest at the end of September.The grapes intended for this wine are picked by hand once they reach the desired level of phenolic and alcoholic maturity. They are cooled at 4oC and go through skin contact cold extraction at 8oC for 4 hours. Using only the free-run, they are put through the alcoholic fermentation process with indigenous yeasts, which takes place in stainless steel controlled temperature tanks at a temperature of 17oC in order to bring out the entire bouquet of the variety. In keeping with the principles of organic farming, we only add the bare minimum necessary quantity of Sulphur dioxide.

Characteristics: Bright yellowish color, vibrant acidity and fruity character, with an aftertaste of white rose, lemon and lokum.

Food pairing: At a temperature of 12oC paired with light meals,seafood and salads

Alcoholic strength: 12Ο


MW Derek Smedley Moscofilero 2016 /88points

Tasted in the winery A & C Greece October 2017

Fragrant rose petals the nose has fresh fruits the start of the palate bright. Richer flavours in the middle pink grapefruit the back palate is very fresh and there is bitter lime on the finish.

Wine Enthuthiast Moschofilero Nikolaou 2018 / 88points