Origin: PDO Lemnos, Greece
USNW Classification: Natural
Varietal & Type: Muscat of Alexandria 90% / Limnio 10%
Retsina, the tradition that dates back to ancient Greece, in a uniquely natural expression from organic Muscat of Alexandria and the ancient Limnio varieties, grown on volcanic soil. Skin maceration for a few days, pressing, wild fermentation in stainless steel with fresh Alepo pine resin infusion, bottling with negligible sulfites. Hazy orange / rose color, sage and orange on the nose, thyme and Turkish delight on a layered and spicy palate.
About The Winemaker
Manolis Garalis is a third generation wine grower. With an ambition to see his high quality organic grapes turned into first class wine, he launched his own winery in 2006 and released his first wines in 2007. He cultivates Lemnos island’s Limnio and Muscat of Alexandria, organically (certified), in 5 hectares of sulphuric volcanic soil.
Limnio is the oldest referenced grape in the world, as mentioned by Aristotle, Homer and other ancient Greek philosophers as “Limnia Ampelos”, and has been on the island for thousands of years. Muscat of Alexandria has become the main grape since the 1920’s, when brought by Lemnian immigrants from Egypt.
Lemnos is a volcanic island, and Garalis’ approach is “hands-off” without any addition of yeasts or other additives, to express this unique terroir in its pure form.
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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!