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Giannikos Retsina

What is Retsina?

A delicious, yet unusual wine that has been made in and around Greece for at least 2,000 years by infusing it with resin from the Aleppo pine tree during the fermentation process. Retsina admittedly experienced an extended downturn when the pine resin was used to mask the flavours of substandard wine. Nowadays, Retsina is back on trend and enjoying a resurgence in popularity in Greece and around the world thanks to numerous quality-focused producers seeking to highlight this ancient tradition in the contemporary world.

Modern producers have achieved a harmony between the varied fruity tones of the grape and joined it with the distinctive yet discreet flavour of pine resin, underlined with hints of mastic gum, rosemary and sage, the slight bitterness of the pine needle and a peppery finish.

Giannikos Retsina is produced from the indigenous Roditis grape. The fruit is hand-picked and hand-sorted and undergoes fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a low temperature together with pine resin collected from their own organic Aleppo pine trees.

Lemon coloured with green-golden highlights, a herbal nose with the characteristic aromas of the pine resin such as rosemary well balanced with notes of citrus fruits. A full bodied wine lifted by refreshing acidity. Pair with roasted lamb marinated with rosemary, grilled seabass and sea bream.

Giannikos Retsina

Origin
Greece, Appellation by Tradition.
Grape 1:
Malagouzia (100%)
Vintage
2020
Volume
750ml
ABV %
12.5%
Sweetness
Dry
Off Dry
Medium
Sweet
Sweet
Certifications
Organic

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