Cair Rhoscento Sparkling
Sparkling | Rhodes | Aegean Islands | 9.5% ABV | 750ml
Sparkling wine of Athiri variety. The vineyard is located in the Ataviro mountain range and wine making gives a relatively low sparkling wine, shiny, transparent to sophisticated golden tones.
White fruit flavours dominate with a flower idea. Mouth filled with fine cooling bubbles.
Athiri is a white grape variety of ancient origin grown natively in Greece. It is best known for its use in blends, particularly as a foil for the bold Assyrtiko grape variety in the Santorini PDO wines (up to 25%) and Vinsanto (up to 49%), normally combined with Aidani. It has also a PDO designation on the island of Rhodes, where it produces different styles of sparkling wines. Athiri’s freshness, softness and low alcohol potential make it well suited to these purposes.
Thin-skinned large berries in long bunches, vigorous, drought resistant and adaptive. Mid-budding and mid-ripening.