SYRAH 2015 AMPELONAS VATOPEDIOU BIO

Excellent Organic Red Dry Wine with a very deep ruby colour.
Aromas: Blackcurrant and berries, olive, eucalyptus, pepper with vanilla notes
Palate: High acidity, intense tannins, full body, flavors of black plums, black cherries, olives and vanilla in the background.
Perfect finish.
Serving temperature: 14-16°C
Pairs harmoniously with: Red meats, grilled vegetables, aged cheeses

The monks of the Vatopedi Monastery demonstrate with this wine their deep knowledge in the art of winemaking. This 100% Syrah is an international class generous and full-bodied red wine with impressive aromas of intense blackcurrant, berry, olive, and hints of oak. On the palate, the black plum dominates like a king, displaying an excellent concentration. It has a silky smoothness and a nice spiciness with a refreshing touch of eucalyptus and vanilla. Despite its high alcohol content, it is easy to drink and possesses a lovely finish. Magnificent!
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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.