Garnet ruby in colour. The bouquet shows aromas of freshness with red fruits such as strawberry and cherry in the foreground and some notes of vanilla, butter and lavender to complete the aromatic profile. The palate is rich and relatively full with robust tannins leading to good structure and a touch of smoke, with a lingering finish of fruit and spice.
Abaton Mount Athos Red
for the equivalent of £17.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grape Variety: Xinomavro / Grenache / Limnio
Style: Fruity and Spicy
Appellation: Mount Athos
Alcohol: 13.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Icons of Greek winemaking, the Tsantali family hold the vineyard at the core of their entire philosophy. The Tsantalis may have kickstarted their affinity with alcohol by distilling ouzo and tsipouro, but their true talents always lay in winemaking. Tsantali’s first vines were planted in 1890, but it wasn’t until Evangelos Tsantali took over the reins that this now-famed family were propelled into the limelight of Greek winemaking. Fast forward a century, and they’re upheld as one of Greece’s leading wine producers. Fondly remembered as one of the most charismatic figures in Greece’s viticultural history, Evangelos had one goal; getting people to recognise the importance of the vineyard in the winemaking process. It’s a philosophy still held by Tsantali today, and the winery has been responsible for rejuvenating some of Northern Greece’s most historic vineyards and varieties.