Papagiannakos Kalogeri Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Founded in 1919, Domaine Papagiannakos is located in the Attica region of Central Greece, just 18 miles from Athens. Today, the winery is run by the 3rd generation, Vassilis Papagiannakos, who has issued a new era of modern winemaking while still maintaining the family’s dedication to cultivating and preserving the region’s most famous indigenous grape, Savatiano. The winery produces a small amount of red wine, showcasing both the indigenous Agioritiko as well as international varietals.

About the Vineyard

The vineyards used for the Papagiannakos Kalogeri Red are located in southeastern Attica at an altitude of 330 feet. The vineyard is relatively young, with an average of 20-years-old, and has a northeast-facing exposure. The vineyard is farmed without irrigation, resulting in low-yielding vines that produce grapes with rich, concentrated fruit flavors.

Wine Production

The grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks in order to preserve the fresh, varietal fruit flavors. Aged in French oak barrels for 14 months prior to bottling. Vinified in a dry style, this wine bears the regional Attiki PGI appellation designation.

Tasting Notes

Dark ruby-red in color, this Cabernet Sauvignon has a rich and complex bouquet with aromas of ripe red fruit, baking spices and hints of vanilla oak. The palate is round and well-balanced, with rich tannins and a long, lasting finish.

Food Pairing

The full-bodied structure of this red wine makes it an ideal pairing for a variety of red meat, wild game, and dishes with heavy sauces.

Production Info
Soil composition
Limestone
Elevation
330 feet
Average Vine Age
20 years
Exposure
Northeastern
Total SO2
100
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Type of aging container
Barrels
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
14 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.5 %
pH level
3.8
Residual sugar
1.5 g/L
Acidity
5.4 g/L
Dry extract
25 g/L

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