Afianes Sparkling Brut White 2017
Sparkling | PGI Ikaria | Aegean Islands | 13.5% ABV | 750ml
Organic | Biodynamic | Natural
Bright gold with long-lasting legs and an upward string of sparkles (cordon) that lasts up to 90 min. Multiple aromatic and tasting layers enhanced by its underwater fermentation and ageing process. Multi-layered and creamy taste with a long-lasting complex finish.
Begleri grape derives its name from the Syrian variety Begler. This variety is endemic to the island of Ikaria and due to the island’s remote location and difficult access, it is the only place where Begleri has been cultivated to date. Begleri is grown on levelled surfaces all over the island and its yield rate reaches 5tons /ha. It is a variety with an intensely aromatic and complex character (citrus aromas, with a kiwi and tropical fruit notes), as well as notable acidity and underlying characteristic minerality, owned to the granitic soil of the island.
For more than 20 years, with love, persistence, faith in organic cultivation and a spirit of creative experimentation, Nikos Afianes, a local Pharmacist, has been growing on the impressive granitic island of Ikaria the two local PGI grape varieties, Fokiano and Begleri. In the course of making wines from experimental vineyards at different altitudes and different microclimates on the Western part of the island, a few innovative styles have been created in a limited number of bottles from these two grapes. Nikos’ wines defend the term ‘fine’ with their elegance, unquestionable quality and development potential with time, whilst they remain anchored to traditional practices and totally pure without any technological intervention or additives.