Origin: PGI Karditsa, Greece
USNW Classification: Natural
Varietal & Type: Xinomavro 50% / Merlot 50%
Dynamic aromatic palette with the power of Xinomavro and the vibrant fruit of Merlot, with notes of red fruit, white pepper, strawberry and subtle hints of tomato. Intense and elegant in the mouth with a sweet fruited and textured palate.
“Innocent Dove” is a natural approach to a typical blend of northern Greece, between the tannic Xinomavro and the fuller Merlot.
Stainless steel spontaneous whole cluster fermentation, with minimal sulfites at bottling and no other additives or any
About The Winemaker
Kontozisis has been practicing certified organic agriculture and organic vinification since 1991, one of the first to get such a certification in Greece. His long term commitment to organic practices shows his honest approach to sustainability. Andreas Kontozisis and his partner Aphrodite Tousia are working passionately with the area’s indigenous red grape, Limniona, among others, for which they have developed proprietary vineyard techniques to get as much concentration as possible from the variety’s large grapes. All grapes are hand harvested and pruned from the low-yield (28 hectoliters / ha) estate-owned vineyards of 11 ha. Kontozisis uses no press (only free run wines) and no commercial yeasts.
US Natural Wine ships once a week, every Wednesday. All orders should be placed by Tuesday at 10am in order to be picked up from our distributors and out on Wednesday's delivery truck.
Shipping cost is 18 bucks a box (up to 12 bottles) so we highly encourage picking up more than 1 bottle for the best value!
At $18, we have some of the most competitive shipping rates compared to other low-intervention wine e-commerce, which can range from $20-$25 a box. Ultimately, we eat the cost of shipping more often than not because wine can be damn heavy. As a small business, we are simply unable to offer free shipping. We can't thank you enough for your understanding!