Grampsas Sunlight Sweet 2014 500ml
Sweet | PGI Zakynthos | Ionian Islands | 13% ABV | 500ml
100% Avgoustiatis barrel-aged for 12 months. Very satisfying and complex with aromas of dry red fruits, violet, vanilla, cinnamon & cloves. Balanced with soft tannins and long finish. Paired greatly with cheese, including blue, sour & sweetmeat dishes, duck, baby lamb and wild boar with plum sauce. Serve chilled.
Avgoustiatis is a little known red grape variety found originally around the Ionian islands (more notably on Zakynthos) and the western part of the Peloponnese peninsula, from where it has made its way to a further two Aegean islands about 15 years ago. Following this purposeful and creative migration of the grape, we now have distinguished bottlings coming from these two most recent plantings on the islands of Tinos and Samos. The variety ripens relatively early in the growing season and harvested typically in August, where the name of the grape comes from the grape of August.