Vakakis Epogdoon Aged Sweet 2015
Sweet | PDO Samos | Aegean Islands | 12% ABV | 500ml
100% Muscat a Petits Grains from Samos island, which has a PDO classification for the Muscat a Petits Grains grape for both sweet and dry wines. This is an example made by fruit coming from high altitude vineyards, up to 1000 meters, from the family estate and having spent 18 months in new French oak.
Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains is a white wine grape of Greek origin that is a member of the Muscat family of Vitis vinifera. Its name comes from its characteristic small berry size and tight clusters. It is known under a variety of local names such as Moscato Bianco, Muscat Blanc, Muscat Canelli, Muscat de Frontignan, Muscat de Lunel, Muscat d’Alsace, Muskateller, Moscatel de Grano Menudo, Moscatel rosé and Sárgamuskotály.
While technically a white grape, there are strains of Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains vines that produce berries that are pink or reddish-brown. The same vine could potentially produce berries of one colour one year and a different colour the next. Variants, where the differing grape colour is stable, are typically classified as separate grape varieties Muscat Rouge à Petit Grains for red skin colour and Muscat Rose à Petit Grains for pink skin colour.