The VISSA wine has been produced from fully ripe organic farming Xinomavro grapes from our 10 y.o. family owned single vineyard named “PaleoKastra”(means the old castle)-“Vissa” at the time of Homer.
Multicloned low yield Xinomavro vines are growing in low fertility limestony-clay soils with almost 30% active Ca+2.
The 2009 growing season may be described as a cold winter(provided plenty of rainfall deposit water), a cool to cold healthy spring and a cold summer one without heat picks. All these annual elements led to concentrated fruit with high level of fully matured medium grained tannins.
It was vinified in 35hl stainless steel tanks, undergone full of malolactic transformation and matured 14 months into 70% new oak of which 50% 228l, 50% 400l, 20% 2nd use 225l and 10% 3rd use 225l.
The VISSA wine is physically stabilised.