"Armi" is the word we use in the cretan dialect to define the top of a mountainside. The vineyard called “Armi” in our area faces the east and lies at an altitude of 500 meters. The medium fertility soil combined with the continuous influence of beneficial winds, compose a unique microclimate. In these special conditions, the Thrapsathiri variety can perfectly express the wealth of its aromas and taste. This wine can age well.
Wine making: The vinification starts with whole bunch pre-fermentation maceration followed by barrel fermentation in new French and American oak. Directly from the press, the free run juice was led into oak where fermentation and maturation on lees lasted for about 2 months. Only selected yeasts from a complete organic habitat (Bio Certificate) were used for the fermentation and stability of the wine.
Tasting Note: Bright yellow colour. Aromas of fresh citrus fruit are coupled with tobacco and liquorice notes from the aging in barrel. In the mouth, the flavour of nuts and cream are combined with a crispy texture and a persistent aftertaste of orange peel and quince
Food matches:All sea food especially fatty fishes, a large variety of cheese and white meat. Serve at 12°C -14°C.
Varieties: Thrapsathiri 100%
Acidity: 4.9 g/lt
pH: 3.28 Res.
Vineyard/Viticulture Region: “Armi” vineyard, Douli area, central Crete
Soil: Sandy Clay
Vines: Cordon trained, spur pruned
Altitude: 500m above sea level
Irrigation: Not irrigated