GRAPES: 100% Muscat
SKIN CONTACT: 30 DAYS
REGION: KEFALONIA (IONIAN ISLANDS), GREECE
Vinification method: The Sclåvos family ancestors were once merchants transporting wheat out of Odysseus, Russia in the 1700s. Around 1860 however, their great grandfather Evryviadis transitioned to winemaking. Following the Russian Revolution in 1917, he returned to Kefalonia, planting the first vines on the family's Greek estate.
Two generations later in 1990, Spyros Sclåvos began cultivating the rare Mavrodafni Kefallinias and Vostilidi grape varietals biodynamically. Today, Evriviadis Sclåvos is the driving force behind the Sclavos winery, and one of the pioneers of natural wine production in Greece.
The Vostilidi grapes for this wine are hand-harvested from 75-year-old vines on calcareous soils. They spontaneously ferment while macerating on the skins for 30 days in massive 1700L concrete eggs. After this, the wine is transferred to 500L French oak barrels to undergo a malolactic fermentation on the lees and age for a year. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting noes: full-bodied, honeysuckle, nectarine skin
Pairings: lamb chops
Mix and match 3, 6 or 12 bottles!