A dry red wine, the result of a skilful blending of Mavrotragano, Voudomato and Athiri grape varieties
XENOLOO Wine by Gavalas Winery - Wine Country: Greece - Wine Region: Cyclades Wines - Wine Type: Mavrotragano - Wine Category: White Blended Wines
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A dry red wine, the result of a skilful blending of Mavrotragano, Voudomato and Athiri grape varieties. These rare varieties cover only 3-5% of the vineyard of Santorini and in the local dialect are called “Xenoloa”, hence the name of this

outstanding quality wine. The harvest begins in early August so that the grapes are picked before they are fully ripe.
The first fermentation is carried out in stainless steel vats at a temperature of 30o C and is followed by the malogalactic fermentation. The wine is then allowed to age in barrels of French oak for a period of 12 months prior to bottling.
Gavalas Xenoloo is a wine characterised by its vivid personality, velvety taste and a rich nutty bouquet. It is an ideal accompaniment to game, meat with red sauces, light spicy meals and cheese. The production is strictly limited.

Santorini, dry white wine, is produced from the exquisite native varieties of 905 Assyrtiko and Aidani (10%), carefully selected from the traditional vineyard of the island. This vineyard is considered to be the oldest in Greece, it has never been affected by the Phylloxera disease, and the grapes are grown on original stock. The rainfall on the island is limited and the winds in the summer can be very powerful. In order to protect the grapes from the strong winds, the vines are pruned in a cylindrical form - a characteristic way of pruning in Santorini - so

that the fruit can mature in the centre. The harvest begins in the middle of August. The grapes are brought to the winery, having been carefully placed in crates and baskets, never completely filled so as to avoid any damage that might occur in transportation. Only 25% of the grape juice is extracted. It is then placed in stainless steel tanks where with a cold process it is separated from the lees. Fermentation then takes place in stainless steel vats at 18oC.
The result is a most distinctive dry, white wine possessing VQPRD status, characterised by a bright yellow-white colour.
On the nose delicate aromas of fruit - pear, lemon and pineapple - are present. On the palate, the wine is smooth, rich, fruity and full-bodied. It has a balanced acidity and a long aftertaste. It is best served chilled at 8-10oC. An ideal accompaniment to seafood, white meat and light cheese.
Wine Details
Wine Name : XENOLOO
Wine Type : Mavrotragano
Wine Category : White Blended Wines
Wine Producer : Gavalas Winery
Wine Country : Greece
Wine Region : Cyclades Wines
Wine Submitted By
Vineyard : Gavalas Winery
Town : Santorini
Country : Greece
Owner :
Tel : +30 22860 82552
URL : http://www.gavalaswines.gr


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