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Retsina 2020


Retsina is the most versatile wine in Greece commonly served during family meals. It requires special skills from the winemaker, however, to take it to another level. Made from Savatiano and Roditis grapes, this wine continues gloriously a thousand-year-old Greek ancient tradition of winemaking.

Retsina & Tonic (R&T) – a refreshing low alcohol drink, a Kristel Balcaen signature cocktail (Get your recipe)

Andromachi’s Tasting Notes

On the palette aromas of fresh lemon, stone fruit, ginger, herbs and spices. A thick mouthfeel combined with full-flavoured, yet refined and quite delicious body, provides a unique taste. The pine-resin infused at the beginning of fermentation does not steal the show as it is perfectly integrated into the wine. Distinctly Greek!

Wine Details

Style: Dry, Organic, Retsina, Wild Fermentation, Natural

Grapes: Savatiano , Roditis

Soil: Mostly clayey sand, slightly alkaline

Appelation: PGI Retsina of Mesogia Traditional Appellation

Drinking Window: 2023-2031

Alcohol: 13,5%

Unit volume: 75cl

Bottle closure: Cork

Box of: 12

Technical sheet: download

Viticulture: Organic in conversion

Vinification: Night harvest by hand picking of the grapes, carried to our winery in small lattices. Classic white wine vinification in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature. The addition of a small quantity of pine-resin to the must during fermentation, offers a unique taste. The power of the fermentation dissolves the resin and gives this characteristic flavour to the wine. Batonnage for 6 months.

Service temperature: 12-14°C

Pairings: Grilled dishes, all kinds of fish, mezze, scallops, black pasta and curry, hamburger, sushi, sage-ricotta pasta

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