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Tselepos Amalia Brut
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Tselepos Amalia Brut NV

Peloponnese, GreeceKtima Tselepos, in the Peloponnese, has been making the Amalia sparkling brut for 20 years, and it's one of the most important wines in their portfolio. From sandy / clay soiled vineyards around 750m, this is moschofilero (80 percent of which is the aspro / white variant), early picked to retain the grape's zippy acid. This traditional method fizz spends nine months on the lees, and is dosed with 11 g/ RS to offset the aforementioned bright acidity. Tight white florals, rose petals are seasoned with white pepper and a sprinkling of sea salts on the off-dry palate. There's an alluring grapefruit rinse throughout. The alcohol (11.7 degrees) and lighter body make this a natural aperitif or breakfast fizz.Tasted: 28 December 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: QC 25.50 SAQ ON 28.85 LCBO Producer: TseleposVarietal: MoschofileroUPC: 5203875060000