Roditis Maceration Ktima Ligas (Orange Wine) 2018

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Roditis Maceration Ktima Ligas (Orange Wine) natural wine, low alcohol, short skin contact, low sulphur, fresh, lean, zingy natural wine with amazing freshness and capacity for ageing. We suspect early picking from the Ligas estate has contributed to the supreme energy, taught acid and bright citrus characters of this new cuvee of Roditis. Made in tiny quantity, the wine is a new direction in skin contact wine for this dynamic and exciting winery, looking to produce orange wines of depth but without the weight of tannins, rich texture and heavy tannins of some other wines. A really delicious result, different but easy to enjoy and will reward ageing over 3-5 years.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Natural, Organic
Producer Ktima Ligas
Country Greece
Vintage 2018
Wine Type Orange Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Roditis
Alcohol 13% abv
Maturation Stainless steel
Total Sulphur Below 50mg/l
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 5-8 Years

Since ancient times, the region of Pella in the Peloponnese, situated in northern Greece, was associated with wine making and described as the mother of wine, where vines abound.

Jason Ligas and his Sister Meli continued the work of their Father Thomas and set about turning the normally dull Roditis grape into something very special. By converting to natural farming in the 80s after following the ideas set out by a renowned Japanese Masanobu Fukuoka (1913-2008) whose approach to agriculture was called, ‘do nothing'. Fukuoka – whose philosophy has been described as ‘Steiner without cow horns’ – was a Japanese researcher in plant pathology who subsequently became an experimental farmer and promoter of natural farming. At Ligas by reducing the yield he was able to express the terroir and show the potential of their indigenous grapes that are normally over cropped and used for cheap jug wine. The soils are loamy, sand with very good drainage and the natural environment is expressed in his stunningly fresh and complex white wines. The reds are pretty rare and only made in good years but are also wines to be savoured. The wines all carry a unique personality and expressive aroma which we have come to call 'The Ligas Nose!'



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  1. Chloe


    One of the best orange wines I had!

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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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Roditis Maceration Ktima Ligas (Orange Wine) 2018