Grampsas At The Root of the Mountain, PGI Zakynthos, Ionian Islands, Greece 2018

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Exceptionnal red from Zakynthos from very old vines, cedary red fruit and chocolate notes, with silky tannin

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: Boasting delicate aromas of ripe red fruits, violet, vanilla and pepper notes. Balanced, full and complex in the mouth, with very soft tannins and long finish.

Critics:  Jancis Robinson 16/20 (2014), Decanter Silver DWWA 2020

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