Biblia Chora Estate White, Macedonia, Greece

Regular price £21.24

The winery and vineyards lie along the foot of Mt Pangeon, at an altitude of 380 metres, in the village of Kokkinochori in Kavala Prefecture. The estate is 100 kilometres east of Thessaloniki and 50 kilometres south-west of the city of Kavala. Pangeon Mountain rises behind the winery, majestic and unchanged by time and centuries of rich history. During the Phoenician era, the vines cultivated in the foothills were known as “Biblia,” from which the wine “Biblinos Oenos” was made. In Alexander the Great’s time, the mountain’s gold reserves became a source of revenue to finance the commander’s campaigns. Later, in the Byzantine period, the area was a holding of the Iviron Monastery at Mount Athos.

Tasting Note: A gentle, yellow-green colour of remarkable clarity. The marriage of the cosmopolitan and fragrant Sauvignon with the Greek Assyrtiko produces a wine with a powerful aroma redolent of exotic fruit, peach and citrus. A rich, cool and beautifully balanced flavour, pleasant acidity and a lasting, fragrant aftertaste.

Critics: Jancis Robinson 16.5/20, Silver medal at 2008 Decanter World Wine Awards, Bronze medal at 2008 International Wine Challenge, Bronze medal at 2008 International Wine & Spirit Competition

Assyrtiko, Sauvignon Blanc