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2019 Domaine Ligas 'Pata Trava'

$29.00
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The Gist

  • Grape Varietal: Xinomavro
  • Macedonia, Greece
  • Organic farming
  • Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel; aged in neutral barrels
  • Unfined/Unfiltered
  • No added SO2
  • 13% ABV
  • Distributed by Sylvester Rovine

From the distributor, "Now joined by his children, Ligas farms organically and with minimal intervention. Fruit is harvested by hand and biodiversity is encouraged, including the preservation of naturally occurring turf. The Ligas family only farms indigenous and often forgotten Greek grape varieties, including Roditis, Assyrtiko, Kydonitsa for the whites, and Xinomavro, Limniona for the reds. Optimal processing of the grapes and controlled fermentation are made possible by the family's modern, well-equipped winery. Red wines mature first in oak casks, then in bottles in the underground cellar. As in the vineyards, intervention in the cellar is kept to a minimum. Fermentation is spontaneous, wine is neither fined nor filtered, and little to no sulfur is added."