Moraitis Cyclades Sillogi 2020

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Tasting Notes

Aromas of peach, apricot, and savory herbs. On the palate this medium-plus body wine has a round texture and flavors of citrus, apricot preserve and dried orange peel. 

WINE INFORMATION

The Moraitis winery is located on the island of Paros, one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean sea, southeast of Athens. It is near the beautiful fishing village of Naoussa which is a picturesque port town with whitewashed houses, narrow cobblestone streets, charming chapels and golden beaches.  This should not be confused with the region in Macedonia, in northern Greece, that is also called Naoussa and is famed for its red wines. Moratis winery was founded in 1910 by Manolis Moraitis.

Currently, Theo and Savvas Moraitis, the fourth generation of the family,  cultivate 35 hectares (87 acres) of well known and rare indigenous varieties. They also buy grapes from other growers. There are only six wineries on the island of Paros, but many individual growers and vineyards.  Moratis combines tradition with modern technology to produce high quality wines that reveal the unique characteristics of Paros island terroir. The climate is Mediterranean with sunny, dry summers, mild and rainy winters and a strong northerly breeze. The soils are varied, including iron-rich clay and schist, and the famous marble of Paros can also be found here.  Moraitis has a restaurant and tasting room on the property where they sell about 50% of their production. The island has increasingly become a tourist destination, especially by young crowds of island hoppers.

The certified organic grapes for this wine are usually harvested early to mid August. They go through a prefermentation cold soak for 8 to 10 hours. Gentle pressing is followed by a cool fermentation in stainless steel vats and then aging on its lees.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Dessert (fruit), Fish (white), Green Salads, Just for Cocktailing, Shellfish, Sushi

Color/Type:
White
Origin:
Greece , Cyclades
Grape Varietal:
50% Assyrtiko, 50% Malagousia
Eco-friendly:
Organic
Price:
$17.00 each
  bottle(s)