Garalis Organic Retsina, PDO Lemnos, Greece NV (500ml)

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Classic Retsina that will remind you of long holidays and cosy tavernas - 500ml crown capped bottle

Manolis Garalis is a third generation wine grower. With an ambition to see his high quality organic grapes turned into first class wine, he launched his own winery in 2006 and released his first wines in 2007. He cultivates Lemnos island’s Limnio and Muscat of Alexandria, organically (certified), in 5 hectares of sulphuric volcanic soil.

Limnio is the oldest referenced grape in the world, as mentioned by Aristotle, Homer and other ancient Greek philosophers as “Limnia Ampelos”, and has been on the island for thousands of years. Muscat of Alexandria has become the main grape since the 1920’s, when brought by Lemnian immigrants from Egypt.

Lemnos is a volcanic island, and Garalis’ approach is “hands-off” without any addition of yeasts or other additives, to express this unique terroir in its pure form.

From 100% Muscat of Alexandria. Elegant, delicate retsina which can be enjoyed equally as an aperitif, cocktail ingredient (beautiful with fizz) or to accompany the multitude of first course dishes of the Greek cuisine.

Tasting Note: Intense rosemary nose and palate. Light and fresh. Pure rosemary.

Critics: Jancis Robinson 15.5/20

100% Muscat of Alexandria