Roditis Maceration Ligas (Orange Wine) 2021

Roditis Maceration Ligas
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Roditis Maceration Ligas (Orange Wine) natural wine, low alcohol, short skin contact, texture, complexity, delicious orange wine with amazing freshness and capacity for ageing. We suspect early picking from the Ktima Ligas has contributed to the supreme energy. Taught acid and bright citrus characters of this new cuvee of Roditis. Roditis Maceration Ligas is made in tiny quantities. 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
Region Pella
Vintage 2021
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, situated in northern Greece, not far from the border with Macedonia was associated with wine making and described as the mother of wine, where vines abound.

Jason Ligas and his Sister Meli continue the work of their Father Thomas and have succeeded in turning the normally dull Roditis grape into something very special.  Thomas Ligas converted to natural farming in the 80s after following the ideas set out by renowned Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka (1913-2008).  Fukuoka's approach to agriculture was called, ‘do nothing'.  He was a Japanese researcher in plant pathology who subsequently became an experimental farmer and promoter of natural farming.  His philosophy has also been described as ‘Steiner without cow horns’ 

Thomas Ligas followed Fukuoka's teachings.  By reducing the yield of his grapes through natural farming, he was able to express the terroir and show the grapes potential.  The soils are loamy-sand with very good drainage.  The natural environment is expressed in Ligas' 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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    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 Ligas (Orange Wine) 2021

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