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Sclavos "Alchymiste" White Wine '19

Cephalonia

Sclavos "Alchymiste" White Wine '19

Island wine. It is something that we can find examples of throughout the world. Whether it be Corsica in France, Sardinia in Italy, Mallorca in Spain, or in this case Cephalona in Greece, there is a lot of delicious and complex island wine being produced.

Greece has over 6000 islands, with just over 200 of those inhabited. The sixth largest is Cephalonia (Kefalonia). With a population of just under 40,000 for the entire island, tourism and agriculture are the lifeblood of the island. 

Sclavos is a name to know when it comes to the wines of Cephalonia. Proprietor Evriviadis Sclavos owns about 8 ha of vineyards in four different locations on the island. He also sources fruit from growers whom he has long term contracts with. Sclavos is a producer who looks for low yielding old-vines, original rootstock, and vinifies the grapes as naturally as possible. 

The Alchymiste is the entry level wine from Sclavos. Comprised predominantly of Roditis coming from Patras in the Peloponnese (around 50%) and then blended with some indigenous Cephalonian varieties— Robola (the hallmark grape of Cephalonia), Zakynthino, Vostilidi, Moschatella and Muscat all coming from old vines. The grapes are co-fermented in stainless steel on indigenous yeasts, no cold-stabilization is performed and the wine is bottled unfiltered and unfined, with very little sulphur dioxide used in the process.

The resulting wine is an aromatic beauty, chock full of stone fruit and savory herb notes, all centered around a mineral core. This is a wine well suited to the table, whether paired with roasted chicken, fish with aromatic herbs and olives, or a simple salad with crumbled feta.  It is a terrific value.

Perman

Greece

Details

Producer Sclavos
Vintage 2019
Format 750ml

Acidity

3 / 5

Tannin

1 / 5

Body

2 / 5

Sweetness

1 / 5

Fruity

3 / 5

Funky

3 / 5

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