Ktima Ligas 2019 'Spira' (Xinomavro) Orange Solera, Greece (Pella)
Item Number: 15176
Region: Northern Greece
Sub Region: Macedonia
Appellation/AVA: Pella IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Xinomavro (Blanc de Noirs)
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Clay, limestone and sand
About Solera: Solera is a Spanish method of producing wine, used predominantly in the production of sherry and Madeira. A solera is comprised of a set of barrels that are stacked and rotated to contain the wines of multiple vintages. Through this blending process, older wines are supplied with the nutrients of younger wines, enabling the development of yeasts and assuring consistency in flavor and alcohol.
Vineyard Notes: Xinomavro grapes are harvested by hand from 40 year old, organically farmed vines.
Winemaking Notes: Fermentation occurs spontaneously in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts. The wine is aged in old oak barrels of solera, containing wine from the 2012-2019 vintages. The 'Spira' is bottled without fining or filtration and with no S02 added.