NOTIOS RED

NOTIOS RED

For the creation of NOTIOS Red, we decided to mix two perfectly complementary varieties of the Mediterranean South, varieties that have been cultivated for years in our vineyards, in Koutsi of Nemea.

In this blend, Agiorgitiko will give its intense fruit aroma and its soft tannins, while the perfectly adjusted to the climate of the region Syrah will give its rich and spicy character but in the same time, the sense of structure and depth.

Its deep reddish-violet color, its complex aroma and taste intensity makes it a perfect accompaniment of a wide range of spicy and intense dishes.

Enjoy this young wine in low temperature, 10°- 14°C even in the hot months of summer.

SOIL

It consists of a shallow (70-80cm) clay layer that lies upon the lime mother soil with relatively neutral ph. Low organic content, like most of the limestone soils in Greece. On the slopes of the hills where most of the vineyards are located, the soils drain quite well but are exposed to erosion.

CLIMATE

Cold and humid winters with low temperatures that rarely drop below the freezing point. Summers are warm, without excessively high temperatures and with few showers during June. Typically, a long autumn follows the summer. The warm September days with significantly colder nights and the dry conditions synthesize an ideal weather pattern for a good maturation.  The total rain precipitations (600-700mm annually) occur mainly between October and March.

VINEYARD

Owned for 40 years in the semi-mountainous commune KOUTSI in NEMEA, at an altitude of 450-550 m with an intense slope # 15% & N-S.W direction. This vineyard is pruned very strictly in order to reduce its high fertile buds.

WINERY

The winery was built in 1997 at the heart of the private vineyard in Koutsi, Nemea at an altitude of 550m. Our winery in Koutsi is a contemporary industrial building with magnificent views of the plains of Nemea and the valley of Asopos River, around 350m below. Its capacity is 3,060 hectoliters while its production equipment and the high quality control systems offer to the oenologist every state-of-the-art instrument for a vertical production of high quality wines.