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Liastos Vintage 2008


Liastos derives from the ancient Greek word Helios, God of the Sun. It refers to the tradition of producing naturally sweet wine from grapes dried under the sun. According to travellers’ testimonies, the Siatista Liastos was already known by the fifteenth century.

Only the best, healthiest fruit from the highest altitude vineyards, planted in 1931 on soils with good natural drainage, are harvested fresh to produce this traditional, limited release wine. The grapes are dried in big, naturally ventilated warehouses, not unlike the Appassimento process. The bunches are laid out horizontally on wooden boxes and allowed to rest for around 80 days. Because the process happens slowly, the grapes have a chance to develop a more complex array of aromas and flavours.

Andromachi’s Tasting Notes

Pale amber ruby in colour, this blend of Xinomavro, Moschomavro and field blend varieties is ripe, nutty and elegant, exhibiting highly condensed rose water, chocolate, dried plums, quince jelly, honey, walnut aromas and flavours. Its residual sugar nudges 86gr/L.

Wine Details

Style: High Altitude, Natural Sweet, Red

Soil: rocky, clay, limestone

Appelation: PGI Siatista

Drinking Window: 2022-2032

Alcohol: 15%

Unit volume: 50cl

Bottle closure: cork

Box of: 6

Technical sheet: download

Viticulture: Eco-oriented

Vinification: Hand-picking of the most healthy grapes. Sorting of grapes to withstand the long air-drying process. Traditional air-drying on wooden boxes for 80 days. 7kg of grapes will yield about 1 litre of cold pressed juice. Fermentation in old oak barrels for about 35 days. 5+ years of ageing in 500L oak barrels. 1 year bottle ageing.

Service temperature: 5-10°C

Pairings: savoury and salty mature cheeses 

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