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Ktima Ligas, Assyrtiko Barrique, 2018

Salty, Vibrant, Mineral

Farming

Organic

Producer

Ktima Ligas

Grape

Assyrtko

Wine Type

White Wine

Country

Greece

Region

Pella, Greece

Vintage

2018

Alcohol

14%

Size

75cl

Thomas Ligas began his quest to get to know the local ecosystem intimately in 1985, looking into traditional methods of viticulture and vinification in an attempt to find ways to accentuate the distinctive qualities of the terroir. Many grape varieties fell from favour after phylloxera in the 19th century nearly wiped out vine growing across Europe, and so in many ways Ktima Ligas is trying to resurrect these old varieties and farming methods. Today the Ligas family, Thomas, Jason and Meli, work hard to find that perfect balance between quality and quantity, although the former always takes precedent. They see their approach as being more than just organic and only use indigenous Greek grape varieties, some of which had nearly been forgotten, such as Kydonitsa.

Lamda Barrique" by Ktima Ligas is a lovely white wine from Assyrtiko grapes that perfectly reflects the real and artisanal Greece soul. The distinct, emblematic and chic label of Lamda Assyrtiko Barrique 2018 from Ktima (domaine) Ligas, with Maria Callas on it, is in perfect harmony with the complex and impressive content of the bottle. The symbolism behind this choice is that as Callas lived and excelled abroad, Assyrtiko is also making a brilliant international career.

Spontaneous fermentation in barrels without temperature control, before ageing 10 months in barrels. Unfiltered, unclarified and without sulphites adding.

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