Anastasia Fragou "Retsina" 2020

100% Savatiano
A still white wine from the Attica region of Greece.


Earthy and balsamic. Masthica and white flowers.

Tasting Notes

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.

86
Score 86

My score / points

Anastasia Fragou "Retsina" 2020
Retsina (2020) Review
Estate making Retsina Estate Anastasia Fragou
Retsina (2020) Label Retsina
Style of Retsina Style White & Still
Country of Anastasia Fragou Country Greece
Region of Anastasia Fragou Region Attica
Grape blend of Retsina Grapes Savatiano
Vintage of Retsina Vintage 2020
My review of Retsina Points
86

How it's made

1 kg of resin for 1000 kg of grape juice.

   

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Savatiano

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!

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