Ktima Ligas Xinomavro Rosé ‘Pata Trava’ 2019
3 in stock
Thomas Ligas was a forerunner in Greek natural winemaking. With 8 hectares in Pella, northern Greece, his vineyard management was inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka’s ‘One Straw Revolution’, a low intervention approach to land management, which emphasised a no-till approach to soil health.
In the winery, Thomas and his daughter Meli bring the same low intervention approach to the harvest grapes. Only free-run juice is used in the gravity fed winery; a maximum of oxygenation encourages a wild fermentation, and then nothing is added to the juice, not even sulphites. The wine remains in situ in tank and is only moved once – when it is bottled.
This is a distinctive and enjoyable wine. Peach coloured, full bodied, oily – rosé feels like a curious label. Plenty of peach and apricot flavours, and a hint of black olive from the skin contact. Fresh but powerful – could pair with hard cheeses, olive oil and roasted white meats.
2019; cork; 13% abv
No added sulphites