Subtle aromas of white fruits and flinty mineral notes are framed by a delicate floral character. Linear on the palate with a wonderfully refreshing and mouthwatering finish.
Cuvée Membliarus is named after the Phoenician governor of Santorini. The vines are planted on the slopes of the Bekaa Valley at an altitude of 1,000 metres above sea level, where the warm days are tempered by cooler nights. The summer diurnal temperature difference is 20°C, which encourages an extended ripening period, concentrating the flavours and aromatic complexity in the berries, while retaining balancing acidity from the cool nights.
The soil is calcareous clay which is a cool soil that has good water retention properties to nourish the vines during the hot, dry summers. Due to its pH, calcareous clay soils tend to produce refreshing wines, which encourages further balance to the ripeness of fruit.
The vines are cane pruned and are planted at a density of 4,000 vines per hectare. The vineyard is cultivated with respect for the environment and the grapes are manually harvested at optimal maturity.
The wine is made from a blend of 3 grapes; Assyrtiko 91%, Sauvignon Blanc 5%, and Viognier 4%.
The grapes were carefully selected to ensure the healthy and ripe fruit was vinified and then gently pressed.
The must was racked and cool fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of 14 to 16°C, with selected yeasts. The wine delivers a crisp, fresh style as it did not go through malolactic conversion. It was lightly filtered prior to bottling.
Strong salty cheeses like feta and haloumi. It also matches with Greeks spreads like taramosalata. Also works well with fried vegetables, from tempura to pané.
We can ship Chateau Oumsiyat Assyrtico 'Cuvée Membliarus' Bekaa Valley to all UK mainland addresses.
If you're delivery address is local (Eccleston, and most of the St Helens area) we will deliver on the same day you order. Alternatively, you can choose to collect it from our shop.
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