Vingårdene: Greek varietie Savatiano.

The historical white grape variety of Savatiano is among the Greek vineyard’s most widely planted varieties. Whether on its own, as part of blends, or as part of many PGI wines, the variety is responsible for a considerable volume of the dry whites produced. Still, once oenophiles have secured a good Savatiano in their glass, they will certainly be won over by the wine’s singularity as well as by the fact that this varietal is ready to prove that quality does not come from showing off but by demonstrating its essence.

If truth be told, despite its lengthy history, Savatiano is a variety little explored mostly due to its indifferent performance until recently which resulted in unwarranted disappointment on the part of some consumers. Luckily, the new and more contemporary profile of its wines will win over even the most demanding of wine lovers: it possesses distinct aromas of yellow fruit and freshly cut grasses, a round mouth, and a well balanced presence. This new profile did not come about without hard work. Numerous Attica and Central Greece producers regions where Savatiano is prevalent have toiled both in the vineyard as well as in the winery. By harvesting at the right time, they ensured the right acidity  by means of prefermentation maceration and low fermentation temperatures, they vaccinated the variety with freshness and an increased aromatic intensity  by selecting specific clones from each terroir, they imbued the variety with complexity and by excluding aged, goblet pruned vines, they ensured viscosity and length.

We cannot omit the fact that Savatiano is not only the variety responsible for a palette of new, Greek wines but is also the key variety which has traditionally been used to make retsina. The bad news for the variety is that long years of its use toward poor results in retsina have contributed to its lack of popularity. The good news is that these poor results are almost entirely a thing of bygone wine history in Greece. It must be stressed at this point that, despite past performance, an excellent bottle of Savvatiano and a modern version of retsina are not simply exceptional tiles in the puzzle of the cross cultural, global vineyard. Invaluable companions to various meals and dishes, they worthily fulfill their role as genuine and successful meal wines.

              • VARIETY IDENTITY •

TYPE OF WINE: White wines

WINE STYLE: Fresh – Oaked- Unoaked

FOOD PAIRING: Sea food- White Meats & Pouitry – Pasta – Salads & Vegetables – Spice Foods – Cheese - Aperitif

AROMAS & FLAVORS: Tropical  Fruits – Stone Fruits – Green Fruits

BODY:    Medium

ACIDITY:  Moderate

AGING POTENTIAL:  3 – 4 Years

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  • Naked Truth Savatiano Natural Orange Limited Sulfite Mylonas winery.
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  • Sol Invictus retsina natural unfined & unfiltered The Knack Project.
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  • Retsina pine resin nature Savatiano Mylonas winery.
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  • Hermit white dry Savatiano Assyrtiko Athiri, Akriotou winery.
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  • The Longtail Savvatiano 2019 Natural Orange The Knack Project.
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  • Retsina sparkling botanic brut Savatiano Nikolou Winery.
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