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Rapsani Grande Reserve

RAPSANI GRANDE RESERVE

APPELLATION: Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Rapsani

TYPE: Red dry wine

VARIETAL COMPOSITION: Xinomavro (1/3), Krassato (1/3), Stavroto (1/3)

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Tasting Note

Deep red color with tawny hues. The nose is dominated by vegetal and earthy aromas with ripe black fruit and vanilla on the background. The palate is dry, rich in robust tannins with acidity that balances the ripe fruit and the sweet spices. The oak is well integrated. Long and complex finish.

  • Vine parcels from Sub-zone C (500+ meters alt). The best grapes are selected from a total area of 5 hectares, where some of the oldest Rapsani vines can be found.

    • Harvest: handpicked at mid October
    • The winemaking emphasizes in long extraction and oxygenation aiming at the full exploitation of the phenolic and of the aromatic dynamics of the grapes
    • Traditional fermentation (10-12 days) in open top cement tanks 
    • Malolactic fermentation
    • Maturation: 18 months in 300Lt French oak barrels (40% new – 60% 2nd and 3rd fill)
    • Ageing: at least 18 months in the bottle before release

    RAPSANI GRANDE RESERVE is a wine with great ageing potential evolving the depth of its character.

  • 2012 Vintage

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    13.4 3.58 5.0 1.9

     

    2011 Vintage

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    13.3 3.53 5.4 1.9

     

    2010 Vintage

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    13.35 3.5 5.25 2.0


    2009 Vintage

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    13.25 3.52 5.10 2.0

     

    2008 Vintage

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    13.35 3.50 5.20 1.9

  • 2012 Vintage

    MUNDUS VINI (Spring Tasting) 2018 – GOLD

     

    2011 Vintage

    TEXSOM IWA 2018 – GOLD 

    THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL WINE AND SPIRITS COMPETITION 2018 – SILVER

    Robert Parker’s WINE ADVOCATE / 28 February 2018 – 90 points

    MUNDUS VINI (Spring Tasting) 2017 – GOLD

     

    2010 Vintage

    TEXSOM IWA 2017 – GOLD 

    THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL WINE AND SPIRITS COMPETITION 2017 – GOLD 

    Robert Parker’s WINE ADVOCATE / Issue 226 16 August 2016 – 90 points

    WINE AND SPIRITS (August 2016) – 92 points

     

    2009 Vintage

    Robert Parker’s WINE ADVOCATE / Issue 31 December 2015 – 92 points

    WINE AND SPIRITS – BEST 100 WINES OF 2015 – BEST GREEK RED WINE (94pts)

    TEXSOM INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION – BRONZE 

    WINE AND SPIRITS (August 2014) – 94 points

     

    2008 Vintage

    TIFFANY’s WINE AND SPIRITS – WINE OF THE YEAR 2014

    http://www.mlive.com/dining/index.ssf/2014/12/dig_in_tiffanys_wine_of_the_ye.html

    TASTED 100% BLIND by Markus del Monego MW and Andreas Larsson, (March 2015) – 89 points

    WEINPREIS WINE SYSTEM AG 2015 – SILVER 

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Date: July 11, 2012
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