Retsina, Georgas' Family, Spata Attica, Greece NV
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Organic – the real retsina
Dimitris Georgas is a 4th generation vine grower and winemaker. He took over 6 hectares of family vineyards almost 20 years ago and since then, has set about converting them to organic practices. Mesogaia, across which Dimitris’ plots are scattered, is one of the oldest wine regions of Greece, best known for being home to the indigenous white grape variety Savatiano. Dimitris’ Retsina, made in the style of an orange wine, is particularly evocative of the history of this ancient region. Retsina is the catch-all term for resinated wines. The tradition originates in the Attica wine region, where the fresh pine resin of the native old pine trees was introduced into the must of the white Savatiano before fermentation.
A million miles away from the Retsina you may have tried on Greek holidays, expect a hazy amber hue with aromas of dried lemon, warm apricot skin and roasted spice. The palate is dry, warm and spicy, with hints of dried honey and quinine.