Moraitis Sillogi White 2013
White | Paros | Aegean Islands | 13.00% ABV | 750ml
A lovely blend of Assyrtiko and Malagousia, grown in the traditional way on Paros. The Moraitis winery is a 4th generation enterprise, focusing on tradition and an organic approach. The winery has been in existence for just over 100 years, situated on the picturesque island of Paros in the Cycladic islands. The vines are not irrigated and are un-grafted (one of the few sites in Europe able to do this). The vines are grown in the traditional fashion, crawling across the ground, intended to protect them from the hot summer winds (known as the Meltemi).
Assyrtiko is by far Greece’s most renowned white grape variety, associated most famously with the volcanic island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea. Following its notable success, it is now grown successfully all over Greece and beyond in Clare Valley, Australia, South Africa and California, being the first Greek grape to become international. It has developed a reputation as being a versatile grape variety, producing wines in a multitude of styles, from fresh, mineral white wines to oaked, worth keeping ones and from bold complex reds to rıch matured dessert wines, such as Vinsanto.
Compact clusters of large, moderately thick-skinned berries, late budding and late ripening. Vigorous and productive, resistant to drought, disease and wind and capable of maintaining high acidity up to the final stages of the ripening period. In Santorini it is trained in the characteristic baskets, sitting close to the ground and named “kouloures” by the locals.