Glinavos Aspra Homata White 2014
White | PDO Zitsa | Northern Greece | 12.5% ABV | 750ml
From the Greek varieties Malagousia and Debina which are grown in the Domaine’s own vineyards “White Soils” (Malagouzia) and the hill of “Prophet Elias” in Zitsa (Debina), located at an altitude of 500 and 700 meters respectively. The continental climate of the region, characterized by mild winters and cool summers, proves ideal for the cultivation of these two varieties and renders delicate flavours of exotic fruits to the wine. Colour: Pearled with greenish nuances. Nose: Aromas of fresh peach, pineapple, mango, melon, citron and hints of white tea. Mouth: Delicate with balanced acidity and interesting exotic note. Debina’s characteristic minerality is present.
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.
Malagousia is an aromatic white variety grown primarily in Macedonia and Central Greece. The variety was rescued from near extinction in 1983 by the winemaker Evangelos Gerovassiliou, after he singled out the variety in the local vineyards and planted out his own at Epanomi, on the Halkidiki peninsula, with the variety. Malagousia is best known for its citrus and peach aroma characteristics, often showing various melon and pear flavours on the palate. It is often used as a blending variety, most notably with Assyrtiko, to which it adds exciting aromas and delicacy.