ASYRTIKO – ΑTHIRI – SAUVIGNON BLANC 2020

AMPELONAS VATOPEDIOU BIO

Organic White Dry Wine with a light lemon colour and grey, salmon reflections.
Aromas: very aromatic. Flowers, white peaches, grapefruit, citrus, melon.
Palate: High acidity, dry, medium body, dominant note of ripe hard fruit with hints of tropical fruit and banana.
Extremely lively and refreshing elongated finish.
Serving temperature: 10 - 12 °C
Pairs harmoniously with: Grilled or fried seafood, calamari, white cheeses and perfectly accompanies feta cheese.

This white wine from Mount Athos is like no other, a true jewel. Combining the indigenous varieties of Assyrtiko and Athiri that offer body and fatness to the palate, with Sauvignon Blanc contributing its typical aromas and balance, this wine is surprisingly vibrant and refreshing.

The aromas are dominated by white peach combined with notes of grapefruit, melon and white flowers. On the palate, the wine is fleshy, bright and lively with high acidity. Although very young, the 2020 vintage is extremely expressive with concentrated flavors of ripe and tropical fruit that insist in yout mouth until a minute or two have passed.

Vatopedi Vineyard

The vineyards of our monastery currently occupy an area of 70 hectares.

The wine is part of the diet of the monks on festive days and is also offered to the thousands of pilgrims who visit the monastery every year.

The vineyards of the monastery are particularly favoured by the environmental conditions. The light, sandy, medium texture and potassium-rich soils, the bouquets of the aromas of the unique Athonite nature, are carried by the sea breeze discreetly to the vineyards on the adjacent offshore terraces, where, through a secret dialogue built on the over millennial history of the place, they give the unique characteristics of our wines. The vivid interaction between the sun and the vine, especially during the summer months, never seizes and thus it "raises" the alcoholic strength and phenolic maturity, which gives a unique quality production.

Faithful to this tradition, maintaining the old facilities but using modern methods, we vinify the grapes from the organic vineyards of the Monastery. Witness to the winemaking tradition are the two stone-built buildings, where the wines are prepared in the old vats (wine vats) and stored in the cellar of the monastery.

The wines are matured in large old wooden barrels.