Mylonas "Sunday" 2020

Savatiano / Aidani
A still white, sweet wine from the Attica region of Greece.


Round & velvety. Apricot & peach.

Tasting Notes

Sunday 2020 from Mylonas estate has a pale yellow colour.

On the nose the bouquet as citrus notes but also more round stone fruit notes with mature apricot and yellow peach. There is also a floral side to it.

On the mouth it’s round & velvety with a rather pronounced sweetness. Yet there is freshness to counterbalance the sugar content.

On the palate mature apricot prevails.

The finish is rather long.

89
Score 89

My score / points

Mylonas "Sunday" 2020
Sunday (2020) Review
Estate making Sunday Estate Mylonas
Sunday (2020) Label Sunday
Style of Sunday Style White, Sweet, & Still
Country of Mylonas Country Greece
Region of Mylonas Region Attica
Grape blend of Sunday Grapes Savatiano, Aidani
Vintage of Sunday Vintage 2020
My review of Sunday Points
89

How it's made

The grapes are harvested at the end of September and left to dry in the sun. The fermentation happens in traditional amphora. The residual sugar is rather high at 85gr per liter.

   

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Mylonas

Mylonas is a small winery, producing just under 100k bottle per year. They are based in Attica, Greece.

Stamatis Mylonas and his brothers took the winery over from their dad. Stamatis had studied oenology and chemistry and started experimenting and pushing boundaries. Yet, the new vision for the family winery still at its very centre Savatiano, one of the region indigenous grape variety.

In fact, at Mylonas more than half of the wine production revolves around it.

And indeed they bottle several labels using Savatiano: current vintage wine, late release bottles, they age it in oak to produced yet another label, they add nothing to it and make a natural wine, they let the grapes sundry to produce a sweet version of it, and let’s not forget… they add pine resin to the must and bottled their retsina!

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Wines Related To Mylonas

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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Aidani

Aidani is a white grape native to the Greek islands of Santorini and Rhodes.

To be precise I should be talking about Aidani Aspro (“aspro” is Greek for “white”) to distinguish this grape from Aidani Mavro,”Black Aidani” (“mavro” is Greek for “black”).

Aidani Aspro is most commonly blended with other grape varieties, often Assyrtico and it’s rarely vinified on its own. In blends, it tends to add a floral character to the final wine with a light Muscat aroma.

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