Gavalas Kotsifali (2019)


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Kotsifali is a local Cretan variety that is grown at an altitude of 1000 feet above sea level in organically certified vineyards.

After the grapes are harvested at the end of August, the skins and juice are left in contact for a period of 15 days for color extraction in stainless steel.  Vinification takes place in stainless steel and there is no oak aging.

This wine is a bright ruby color with aromas of light spice, cinnamon, dried figs and fruits.  Light to medium bodied with balanced acidity.  Serve slightly chilled.

About Gavalas Crete Wines:  Emmanuel Gavalas planted the first vineyards in 1906.  At that time, he would use Minoan dressed stone treading tank that used to be at the village of Agios Thomas where he came from to tread the grapes.  The must was fermented into big storage jars. He transported the wine into leather flasks and he sold it to taverns and stores.  Some years later he settled down at Vorias, a village 15km away from Agios Thomas where he planted new vineyeards.  IN 2001, the vineayrds became part of th organic cultivation system as we believe that the organic products protect the environment from the pesticides' contamination as well as the consumers and us, the cultivators and our children.  In 2004 we set up a most modern winery into the vineyards.  Every stage of the vinification from the production to the bottling is done i our verticalized modern unit.  The love for our job was bestowed on us by our ancestors and we are going to bestow it to our children.

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