“Retsina”, the famous Greek resinous wine!
“Retsina” is a Greek white resinated wine, which has been made for at least 2000 years. Its unique flavour is originating from the practice of sealing wine vessels, particularly amphorae, with pine resin in ancient times. By this, they prevented oxygen permeation & the wine spoilage due to oxidation, but at the same time, the resin was infusing the wine with its characteristic flavour & aroma.
“Afros (Unfiltered)”, the first pet-nat retsina, is drawing inspiration from tradition & referring to the most modern trends in the international wine scene.
Vinification/Ageing: In closed-type inox tanks (Charmat). A short time before fermentation is completed, the tanks are sealed & the wine ends its fermenting with the carbon dioxide produced being trapped. The wine it is bottled unfiltered at a controlled level of turbidity that forms a distinct but subtle sediment in the bottle.
Colour: Slightly hazy/opaque in appearance with discrete bubbles that rise quickly to the surface of the glass.
Bouquet: An intensely aromatic wine.
Body: Clear notes of pine resin & extra complexity on the palate, carrying all the freshness of the fermenting retsina.
Food Pairing: A perfect match to any seafood & small fried fish, cured fish, & bottarga, but also to the intense flavours of dishes of Asian cuisine. Enjoy it also on its own, at the beginning of the meal or in a refreshing cocktail.
Best Served: 8-10°C
Will you put some… resin in your wine?