Kalogris Organc Winery - "Mister Helios" 2020 PGI Arcadia 750ml (12.5% abv)

Kalogris Organc Winery - "Mister Helios" 2020 PGI Arcadia 750ml (12.5% abv)

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Mister Helios is the first organic and natural Moschofilero imported in the US, made by the historical Kalogris Organic Winery family, in its birthplace of the Mantinia plateau.

Moschofilero is potentially linked to the “smokey vines” of ancient Greece, and is part of the very adaptive “Filery” family of grapes. Moschofilero is the most aromatic in the family.

The winery was established in 1980, when Evangelos’ grandfather handed over to him the traditional family house, under the condition that he would convert it to a winery that would accept visitors. The family traces its vine growing past in the area, all the way back to 1870. Evangelos converted the old house to an organic stone-built winery, which he runs today with his wife and two daughters.

soil is clay/loam. vines planted between 1980-1988. 670m elevation. dry irrigation. vines sprayed only once per year with copper.

floral, stone fruit, hazy and refreshing, nice body and roundness on the palate, medium plus body, dry finish

region: Arcadia, Greece

varietal: Moschofilero

style: white 

farming/cellar: Certified organic, hand picked, Blanc de Gris vinification of the gray-skin Moschofilero grapes, in stainless steel with no temperature control (cool ambient temperature), indigenous yeast 18 day fermentation, no maceration / so skin contact (this is not an orange wine), gentle press, malo occurs, rested 3.5 months on lees in steel tanks, no additives, and no filtration or fining, and limited sulfur at bottling.

pairing: dureya’s lobster roll