“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.
“Dakry tou Pefkou” (aka Tear of the Pine) is elegant & complex, produced from the noblest Greek white variety. It is the proof that “retsina” can be a world-class wine with a long ageing potential.
Vinification/Ageing: Alcoholic fermentation in new oak barrels from different regions & of various types, with the addition of a small quantity of top-quality fresh pine resin, & maturation for 6 months on its fine lees.
Colour: Yellow with golden shades.
Bouquet: Intense citrus aromas, in a background of vanilla & butter, with botanical notes of rosemary, thyme & ginger.
Body: Explosively fruity, with intense minerality, delicate acidity & impressively long aftertaste.
Food Pairing: Pasta with lobster, seafood cooked with herbs, baked or grilled fatty fish, grilled vegetables, white meat & Mediterranean dishes rich in olive oil.
Best Served: 10-12°C
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