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Spira Xinomavro Solera Jason Ligas 2012-2016 Soleras

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One Line Description Spira Xinomavro Solera Jason Ligas, superb natural wine from Greece, Xinomavro grape, unique flavours, rich and very complex from long ageing in a Solera system.
Production Method Natural, Organic
Country Greece Greek
Producer Jason Ligas
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Xinomavro
Alcohol 13% abv
Maturation Solera system of barriques
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Beautiful now but given its new life, this wine should stay the course and develop nicely over the next 10 years
Production Detail Organic, wild yeast, low yields, non interventionist, aged in a solera system
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Zero Added Sulphites (Sulphur), Vegan, Skin Contact White Wine, Hazy, Cloudy/Totally Unfiltered, Unfined, Oxidative Notes, Funky Aromas


Spira Xinomavro Solera Jason Ligas, superb natural wine from Greece, Xinomavro grape, unique flavours, rich and very complex from long ageing in a Solera system from vintages 2012-2016. Jason's top white made from the red Xinomavro grape and vinified en blanc with then long ageing in a solera system is a unique expression of a rare grape and a special wine maker. Jason really is doing incredible things at his little winery in Pella, the Cuvee continue to arrive every year, each one that bit more experimental, each one more complex and diverse than the last and each no always equally delicious. Spira is no exception, a stunning wine for high quality seafood.

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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