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Vin de Grece Xi-Ro Jason Ligas (Xiro) 2016/17

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One Line Description Xi-Ro Jason Ligas 2015 also called Xiro, blend of Xinomavro and Roditis, fresh, natural red, aromas of tomato leaf and smoke, red fruits, can serve chilled!
Production Method Natural, Organic
Country Greece Greek
Producer Jason Ligas
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend Xinomavro, Roditis
Alcohol 13% abv
Terroir Sandy soils
Total Sulphur Level 40 mg/l
Maturation Refinement in stainless steel
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 3-5 years but best drunk young
Production Detail Organic, Natural, wild yeast, no oak
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan


Xi-Ro Jason 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. Jason is a maverick wine maker, young, passionate and working naturally in an area where the history of wine making stretches back to ancient Greece. Combining the history, the local grape varieties and natural production have resulted in 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!

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.


1Reviews For Vin de Grece Xi-Ro Jason Ligas (Xiro) 2016/17

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    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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