Glinavos Lady Frosyne Sparkling 2017
Sparkling| PDO Zitsa | Northern Greece | 11.5% ABV | 750ml
A notably expressive semi-sparkling, semi-sweet rose wine with complex aromas, intense flavour of ripened grapes, distinctive and pungent taste. It is produced from the indigenous varieties, Debina and Bekari. The fermentation of the grapes for 10-12 days, depending on the conditions of the year, provides to this traditional wine rich body and aromas. The second fermentation takes place in closed tanks (cuves closes or méthode Charmand) and thus the natural bubbles produced make it stand out from many of its kind. Colour: It reminds us of strawberries with cognac colour nuances and thousands of bright bubbles. Nose: Exuberant aromas of spices and ripe grapes which make it unique. Mouth: Rich taste with velvety body and lots of cool bubbles that highlight the flavour of ripe grapes, spicy notes and traditional character. Particularly complex but well balanced with a few residual sugars and a long aftertaste.
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.
Bekari is the second most characteristic and notable indigenous red wine grape variety of Epirus (after Vlachiko). It is more robust than Vlachiko and used in the production of the local rose and red wines of Ioannina (still and sparkling), while in many cases in combination with Vlachiko, as they form a perfect pair for the creation of balanced red wines, rich in blackberry and plum aromas.