Zoinos Zitsa Aurelia Pink Sparkling
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Sparkling | PDO Zitsa | Northern Greece | 12.00% ABV | 750ml
In Zitsa, the production of sparkling & semi-sparkling wines is a local tradition. Rosé wine Aurelia comes from the combination of three indigenous varieties of the region.
Lively and elegant, with rich bubbles in the mouth, it won from the beginning with its special character even the most demanding Connoisseurs.
Debina is a white grape variety from the Zitsa region of Epirus. It is used to produce intense wines of superb quality and freshness. Due to its high acidity levels, it is a perfect choice for sparkling wine production. It represents aromas of apple, pear and peach.
Bekari is the second most characteristic and notable indigenous red wine grape variety of Epirus (after Vlachiko). It is more robust than Vlachiko and used in the production of the local rose and red wines of Ioannina (still and sparkling), while in many cases in combination with Vlachiko, as they form a perfect pair for the creation of balanced red wines, rich in blackberry and plum aromas.
The predominantly indigenous red grape variety of Epirus, that has been cultivated for a very long time in the area of Zitsa at an altitude higher than 600 metres and in sloping limestone soils. It exhibits the characteristics of the cold climate in the mountainous regions where it is produced and which endures low temperatures, limited sunlight and regular rainfalls.
The first wine makers of the area used to make the traditional wine of Zitsa, a rose sparkling wine from Vlahiko and Debina; the local white wine grape variety. In general, it is thought to be a “rare” variety because it is not frequently vinified as a varietal wine while as a grape it requires constant care and thus, its vineyard plantation is limited.
The main characteristics of Vlahiko are the strong and distinct aromas of red forest fruits, the bright but not deep ruby colour, the discrete tannins, the high but good acidity and the velvety taste with lasting finish.