Biblia Chora Ovilos White, Macedonia, Greece

Regular price £23.49

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 wine, yellow-green in colour that matures in oak for 8 months. The distinctive aroma of apricot and honey- a characteristic of Semillon- blends perfectly with the notes of citron and lemon from the north-aegean Assyrtiko. A variety of recognizable, distinct aroma integrated with hints of vanilla and dry nuts, elegant, fat with a well balanced acidity structure that results in potential for ageing.

Critics: Jancis Robinson 17.5/20, CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES 2017 SILVER MEDAL

Assyrtiko, Semillion