Grampsas Allegro Red, PGI Ionian Islands, Zakynthos, Greece 2017

Regular price £15.49

Delightful fruity red from Zakythos, red fruit and chocolate notes, balanced with perfect acidity

The Grampsas estate is located near the semi mountainous Lagopodo village (at the foot of the mountain), on the beautiful Ionian sea island Zakynthos. A growing zone with great potential and significant production prospects that gives wines of exceptional quality.

Grampsas estate was created to show the undiscovered wealth of Zakynthos grape varieties. With proper care in cultivation, respect to nature and people and by utilizing years of expertise in their terroir. The strong commitment to the quality of the raw materials and the careful winemaking has a unique effect, making richer their range of Greek wines.

Avgoustiatis is a little known red grape variety found originally around the Ionian islands (more notably on Zakynthos) and the western part of the Peloponnese peninsula, from where it has made its way to a further two Aegean islands about 15 years ago. The variety ripens relatively early in the growing season and harvested typically in August, where the name of the grape comes from the grape of August.

The variety produces deeply colored wines with soft tannins and highish acidity. Described as lovable, soft, elegant, moderately coloured wines with aromas of red fruit, pepper and chocolate. Soft tannins, medium-bodied with crispy acidity.

Tasting Note: Dark plum, clear and bright, creamy dark fruits on nose. Very fine palate, well balanced acidity and tannin, good fruit, light and very drinkable.

Critics:  Jancis Robinson 16.3/20 (average producer score)

Avgoustiatis 100%

ABV12.5%