AGIORGITIKO 4-6H ROSE WINE
After many years of disregard, rosé wines have returned to the wine scene with a mighty momentum. They called them ‘limbo’, they called it ‘girly’, they called them “uninteresting”. What they did not understand is that rosé have an exceeding and multidimensional personality and- more importantly- that we love and seek them at every opportunity.
Rosés are back .Some lighter and fresher, some darker and richer. Our Agiorgitiko 4-6h came to complement the ‘‘rosé quest’’ that GAIA started years ago, with its big brother 14-18h. Agiorgitiko grapes from a particularly high altitude give a lovely rosé color a profound freshness of aroma and flavor.
Plain, as an aperitif or by the glass, while out at a bar with good friends, it will impress you. Paired with a light meal, it will fascinate you. As an accompaniment to the Asian cuisine, it will conquer you!
Do not neglect to treat it as a white wine; cold from fridge in a big glass… for your own pleasure!
It consists of a shallow (70-80cm) clay layer that lies upon the lime mother soil with relatively neutral ph. Low organic content, like most of the limestone soils in Greece. On the slopes of the hills where most of the vineyards are located, the soils drain quite well but are exposed to erosion.
Cold and humid winters with low temperatures that rarely drop below the freezing point. Summers are warm, without excessively high temperatures and with few showers during June. Typically, a long Indian type autumn follows the summer. The warm September days with significantly colder nights and the dry conditions synthesize an ideal weather pattern for a good maturation. The total rain precipitations (600-700mm annually) occur mainly between October and March.
Owned 40 years old in the semi-mountainous commune KOUTSI in NEMEA, at an altitude of 450-550 m with an intense slope # 15% & N-S.W direction. This vineyard is pruned very strictly in order to reduce its high fertile buds.
The winery was built in 1997 at the heart of the private vineyard in Koutsi, Nemea at an altitude of 550m. Our winery in Koutsi is housed in a contemporary industrial building with magnificent views of the plains of Nemea and the valley of Asopos River, around 350m below. Its capacity is 3,060 hectoliters while its production equipment and the high-quality control systems offer to the oenologist every state-of-the-art instrument for a vertical production of high quality wines.