Tetramythos Roditis Orange Naturε
Tetramythos' 'Naturε' range is one of the most exciting in Greece, with each having a unique quality and character. This orange wine is a wonderful example, coming from a single, 50 year old vineyard of Roditis bush vines at 850m altitude. It is fermented in clay amphorae with 21 days of skin contact. The result is a wine with a beautiful orange colour, lots of apricot and apple complexity and a subtle tannic grip. Exactly what a good orange wine should be.
Pale browny orange. Light nose and well-judged grip on the palate. Lots of fruit too. You’d need food with this but I could imagine it going well with green olives and other oily things. Stuffed vine leaves? The fruit is so ripe it’s almost sweet. Admirable.
16.5 pointsJancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, 14/01/2019
Single vineyard in Patras PDO at 850m altitude. Unirrigated 50 year old bush vines. Fermented with skins in clay amphorae by wild yeasts. Aged six months in neutral oak.
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