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Bucephale Xinomavro Jason Ligas 2016

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One Line Description Bucephale Jason Ligas, 100% Xinomavro, mature vintage, natural wine, rich, deep, savoury and delicious red for meat dishes.
Production Method Natural, Organic
Country Greece Greek
Producer Jason Ligas
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Xinomavro
Alcohol 13.5% abv
Total Sulphur Level 25mg/l
Maturation Oak barrels
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10-15 years at least
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan


Bucephale Jason Ligas, 100% Xinomavro, new vintage, natural wine, rich, deep, savoury and delicious red for meat dishes. 100% Xinomavro, Bucephale is a wine made only when the weather conditions make for perfect fruit. This is much more serious red wine than the Xi-Ro blended wine and the tannins and structure of the grape make for long ageing. There is more depth and body in Bucephale. The flavours are richer, deep, with notes of black olive, dried tomato, red and black fruits with very good acidity and a long finish. Superb natural red wine, try with slow roast shoulder of Pork! Very low sulphite at just 25mg/l! This is the new vintage and the first we have had since the magnificent 2007. This wine is from a vineyard that has now been organic for a long time and the wine making - or indeed lack of it - seems to be getting better and better at Ligas as every new wine coming out of the place is simply superb. This new Bucephale is drinking beautifully and is softer and more elegant than the 2007 and of course is still a baby. It will reward long ageing but buy 6 and try one now as it is delicious. As usual, production was limited so it will go quick.

Since ancient times, the region of Pella, situated in northern Greece, has been associated with wine, and the wines of Ktima Ligas capture the essence of this historic area. Jason Ligas, together with Thomas and Melissanthe, took over this estate with the intention of transforming the normally dull Roditis grape into something very special. By converting to natural farming and reducing the yield he was able to express the terroir and the show the potential of a grape that is normally over cropped and used for cheap jug wine. They have since turned their attention to other local grape varieties that have been more or less forgotten, including Kydonitsa and Xinomavro. They've also revived a number of winemaking techniques, such as amphorae and ageing under flor yeast. The soils are loamy, sand with very good drainage and the natural ecosystem in the environment is expressed in these stunning wines. They are all equally as impressive and offer a different spectrum of flavour to the traditional, well known grape varieties of France, Italy and Spain. Try these wines, they are really something.

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