Date

10/10/2012

Category

White Wines

In Crete, Kariki means a row of vines (pron. Kah-REE-kee)
Blend of the indigenous Aegean white varieties Assyrtiko and Athiri.
Of brilliant lemon color with green tints. Crisp, fresh, with a note of grapefruit, rose petal on the nose, exceptional acidity and a nice round finish.
A perfect summer wine.

Type

Dry White Wine

Category

Protected Geographical Indication Crete

Provenance

Selected vineyards in collaboration with vine growers from Heraklion region

Grape Varieties

Assyrtiko 50% – Αthiri 50%

Soil

Sandy clay loam

Vineyards

Assyrtiko and Athiri are cultivated at an altitude of 500m in the viticulture area of Heraklion. The soil here is mainly sandy clay loam which contributes to the production of exquisite wines of rich aroma. The microclimate is marked by cold winters and hot summers, and made milder by the presence of northwesterly winds coming from the Aegean Sea. This type of climate favors cultivation of white aromatic grape varieties. Plantation density is from 2.800 to 3.800 vines per hectare and production does not exceed 60hl per hectare.

Plant Density

2.800-3.800 vines per hectare

Alcoholic Volume

12%

Production

10.000 bottles 

Maturation Potential

Ready to drink

Serving Temperature

10-12°C 

Food Pairing

In perfect harmony with salads, seafood and small-to-medium sized fish

Volume

750ml

Available Packaging

12 bottles

Harvest

Harvest is done manually in the morning hours, from 6.00 to 12.00, to avoid high temperatures. Vine picking takes place with the use of plastic cases of 18kg which are then stored in refrigerated trucks to protect and preserve the grapes until they are delivered to our winery.

Vinification

After thorough inspection at the receiving area of the winery, grapes are preserved for 24 hours in very low temperatures. After stemming, the method of cryo-maceration is implemented for about 6 hours. Cold settling and injection with selected yeast follow to highlight the aromatic varietal profile. The wine of each variety is fermented in stainless steel tanks. In the beginning of the year, the blend is stabilized and bottled.
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