Vin de Grece Xi-Ro Ktima Ligas (Xiro) 2020

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Xi-Ro Ktima Ligas also called Xiro, blend of Xinomavro and Roditis, fresh, natural red, aromas of tomato leaf and smoke, red fruits, can serve chilled! Delicious yet unusual light red wine, with a combination of dried and fresh red fruits, notes of spice, wild herbs, tomato, smoke and pine. At Ktima Ligas, they are combining the history, the local grape varieties and natural production to make a range fascinating and very high quality wines which are taking the UK fine dining restaurants by storm! The Xi-Ro is a must for Gazpacho soup!

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Natural, Organic
Producer Ktima Ligas
Country Greece
Vintage 2020
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grapes Roditis, Xinomavro
Terroir Sandy soils
Alcohol 13% abv
Maturation Refinement in stainless steel
Total Sulphur 40 mg/l
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 3-5 years but best drunk young
Food Matching Blue Cheese, Charcuterie, Poultry

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. Stefan

    5.0

    I was lucky enough to try this when it was on rotation at Fera. Like nothing else I have ever tasted. Violets, game, tomato leaf and red fruits. Not for the feint-hearted but wonderful.
    Been looking for this for ages, will be ordering again

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