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Kydonitsa Barrique Jason Ligas - Buon Vino Natural Wines
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Kydonitsa Barrique IGP Macedoine Jason Ligas 2017 (Skin Contact White Wine)

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One Line Description Kydonitsa Barrique Jason Ligas, natural wine from Greece, rich, complex, unique, low in sulphur, stunning flavours. Only 400 bottles made. New vintage is delicious.
Production Method Natural, Organic
Country Greece Greek
Producer Jason Ligas
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Kydonitsa
Alcohol 13% abv
Terroir loamy, sand
Total Sulphur Level 35 mg/l
Maturation 1 year in small barrels
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Beautiful now but will develop nicely over the next 5 years.
Production Detail Organic, wild yeast, low yields, non interventionist, Flor yeast formed in the barrels adding to complexity of flavour
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan, Skin Contact White Wine, Hazy, Oxidative Notes


Kydonitsa Barrique Jason Ligas, natural wine from Greece, rich, complex, unique, low in sulphur, stunning flavours. Like the sister wine, Roditis barrique, only 400 bottles of this stunning white wine were produced at the fantastic Ligas estate in Pella. The grape variety is very rare. Kydonitsa was widely grown in ancient and Byzantime times. From 1460 until 1828, this part of Greece was ruled by the Turks and under Ottoman rule alcohol consumption came to a sudden halt. Kydonitsa was almost lost in that time but was recently rediscovered in old vineyards and is now being cultivated systematically by local small growers. The result is a unique wine, aged in barrels where some 'Flor' yeast has formed on the surface of the wine adding to the complexity with a subtle saltiness, it is rich in colour and intense in aromas. This is powerful yet subtle natural white wine, quince, ripe pear and bruised apple combine with herbs, salt, resin and nutty aromas. The palate is rich, creamy and seductive with a mineral edge. Delicious wine, need Mediterranean cuisine and is a bottle of white to savour. The equally (to Roditis Barrique that is) cool label is a picture of Katina Paximon, a famous and very beautiful Greek actress. This the new vintage of this incredible complex wine from rising Greek wine making star Jason Ligas, the younger wine is fresher and vibrant but maintains all of the complexity of the older brother, absolutely delicious.

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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