Earthy and balsamic. Masthica and white flowers.
The Retsina 2020 from Anastasia Fragou estate is greenish yellow.
On the nose the pine resin and earthiness is obvious yet it doesn’t mask the floral notes from the Savatiano.
On the mouth the earthiness is back with a hint of almond. It’s rather reminiscent of masthica.
How it's made
1 kg of resin for 1000 kg of grape juice.
Savatiano is a white Greek wine grape traditionally used as the base grape for retsina wine.
This grape shows a high drought tolerance. Maybe for that it is one of the most widely grown varieties in Greece, especially in the Attica region (Attika).
Because of the association with retsina wine, Savatiano wasn’t often used to produce wine “on-its-own” so to speak. It was either made into retsina or used to cut a blend and produce loose, unlabelled, table wine.
In recent years things have start to change with a few wineries betting hard on Savatiano. For more information about this, read my article about Mylonas winery!Link to here...