It is the moment which every winemaker waits for with anxiety ... the moment where his efforts are transformed into wine and his anxiety gives ground to the joy of gratification. This is how we felt when, after six months of anticipation, we opened our twelve amphoras to taste our orange wines. The flavors that flood in the limited underground [...]
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After the harvest in mid-September, we set aside 7 barrells of «strafylo» to ferment ready for distillation in the next month. 5 of the barrells were filled with Plyto while 2 with Vidiano grape variety. In October 22nd, it was time to distill at local Alagni Kazani owned by Leonidas. While waiting the distillation to finish, we spent the day in jovial [...]
When we discovered that Zythognosia was to be organized in Athens in October, we were very enthusiastic. But for us it was too early. Our brewery was not operational yet. Then we came to think about contract brewing. But where and who could help us? After a quick phone call to Yannis at Charma, or Cretan Brewery as its formal [...]
Everything is now ready and we wait patiently but with a natural anxiety to start harvesting. This year has been the worst for the vineyards for the last 30 years, as we are told by neighbors vine growers.
Where and how would we do our first experiment with natural wine in amphoras, was really a challenge for us. For one thng we don't have the building yet, so we decided to allow our imagination to do the work. We acquired a 20’ container , dug the grown deep enough to contain it and covered with soil as insulation. [...]