The ALBA VISSA wine has been produced from fully ripe Assyrtiko grapes from our 15 y.o, family owned single vineyard named “palaiokastra”(means the old castle) – “Vissa” at the time of Homer.
The ungrafted low yielding vines of Assyrtiko are growing in low fertility limestony – clay soils with almost 30% active Ca+2.
The 2011 growing season may be described as a cold winter (provided plenty of rainfall deposit water), a cool to cold healthy spring and a warm summer one without heat picks.
All these annual elements led to a prolonged rippening period and resulted in concentrated fruit that was vinified in temperature controled stainless steel tanks.
No oak, no malo treatments during an 12 months fine lees stirring under a vortex regime.
The ALBA VISSA wine is physically stabilised.