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Artemis Karamolegos Terra Nera Rosétext
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Artemis Karamolegos Terra Nera Rosé 2020

Aegean Islands - Santorini, The Islands, GreeceArtemis Karamolegos is one of the most dynamic wineries on the unique island of Santorini. Led by his grandfather, who started making wine and cultivating vines as a hobby in the 1950s, Artemis founded the winery in 2004. They own just over 3ha of vineyards (some over 100 years old) across Pyrgos, Megalorchori, Exo Gonia, Akrotiri and Fira, and have long term contracts to farm another 5 hectares. This entry level pale pink rosé blends 80% Mandilaria and 20% Assyrtiko, with vines averaging 50 years, from Exo Gonia, Akrotiri, Megalochori and Mesaria. After a brief cold soak this was fermented and spent 5 months on lees. Bright and fresh, with wild strawberry blossoms, raspberry, orange across a dry, slick, lees-bedded palate, finishing with a raft of salt and pepper spicing. Enjoy now, with coastal Mediterranean fare (think red peppers and seafood).Tasted: 23 September 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 25.95 consignment Producer: Artemis KaramolegosDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Mandilaria - Assyrtiko