God made only water, but man made wine
Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French Writer

PETRA – REGIONAL WINE OF FLORINA – WHITE DRY WINE

ΠΕΤΡΑ- ΤΟΠΙΚΟΣ ΟΙΝΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΦΛΩΡΙΝΑΣ – ΛΕΥΚΟΣ ΞΗΡΟΣ ΟΙΝΟΣ

Petra wine is yellow in colour with straw highlights. It is crunchy, fresh with notes of lemon and citrus fruit zest in the nose, exceptional acidity and beautiful round finish. It is a wonderful summer wine.  

The vineyard is situated in the vine-growing region of Agios Panteleimonas, at an altitude of 700 metres, in the appellation of origin zone of Amyntaio, in North-western Greece. Average production does not exceed 80kg/acre. The vineyard soils are sandy and contribute to the production of wines with an exceptional class and rich aroma. The microclimate of the region is characterised by cold winters and hot summers, which become milder due to the existence of the four lakes in the area, conditions that favours the cultivation of white varieties.

Name: Petra 2009
Type: White dry
Category: Regional wine of Florina
Variety: 100% Roditis
Maturing:  4 months in stainless steel tanks
Ageing potential: 2-3 years
Alcohol content:  13 %vol
Volatile acidity:  0.36 g/lt
Overall acidity : 5.5   g/lt
Active acidity (pH) : 3.22
Sugars: 1.8 g/lt
Vinification: A pre-fermentation extraction is implemented (scin contact) of the precursory aromatic compounds that exist on the skin of the grape, which contributes to the aromatic composition of the wine. It is followed by static decantation and inoculation with selected barms, appropriate for bringing out the aromatic character of the variety. The batonnage and the micro-oxygenation, 4 months in duration, give structure to the wine and make it more oleaginous.