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Michelin Star Wine
Spira Jason Ligas - Buon Vino Natural Wines
Spira Jason Ligas - Buon Vino Natural Wines
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Spira Xinomavro Solera Jason Ligas 2015

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One Line Description Spira Xinomavro Solera Jason Ligas 2015, 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 2015
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
Special Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan
Decanter Specialist Organic Wine Retailer 2017 Winner
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Spira Xinomavro Solera Jason Ligas 2015, superb natural wine from Greece, Xinomavro grape, unique flavours, rich and very complex from long ageing in a Solera system. 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 in the Peloponnese, situated in northern Greece, was associated with wine making and described as the mother of wine, where vines abound. Jason Ligas took over this small vineyard from his parents and set about turning 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. The soils are loamy, sand with very good drainage and the natural environment is expressed in this stunningly fresh and complex white wine. The Cru wine is in tiny quantity, only 400 bottles of this wine are produced, grab it while you can! The other wines made by the Ligas estate are 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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