Aoton Lola Rosé Retsina, PGI Peania, Greece 2018

Regular price £17.99

Delicate strawberry and pine forest scented retsina

“Aoton” in ancient Greek defines the “finest specimen of its class” and represents a winery dedicated to the production of fine wines in the same location where three generations ago, the family winery “Patitiri” was the community’s local press of grapes from the surrounding vineyards.

In the heart of Mesogeia, the middle landplane between Athens and the Eastern coast of Attica, in Spata, Sotiris Gkinis, a dedicated oenologist himself, has revived the 10- ha large family vineyard, which is producing low yield, high-quality fruit. 

The producer is meticulous with the harvest and that is why all their grapes are picked at night to maintain good levels of acidity and finesse in the final wine.

Tasting Note: Aromas of dried strawberries, raspberries and pine needles. On the palate flavours as cantaloupe melon and strawberries are evident with a botanical undertone. Perfect wine for dishes with an olive oil base, fried sardines and spicy Mediterranean sausages.

Critics: Jancis Robinson 17/20 (average producer score)

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