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Ktima Brintziki produces rare, indigenous varietals in the Ilian region of Peloponnese, near the ancient town of Lantzoi, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. The 15 hectare, clay-soil property sits 300 meters above sea level. Dionysios “Sakis” Brintziki and his wife Dioynsia were both professional musicians before taking over the family estate in 1994, but vines have grown on the family property since 1932. Brintziki holds the honor of Greece’s first carbon-neutral winery.
The Augoustiatis grape is named for the Emperor Augustus, who lauded a local rare red wine when he first visited Ancient Olympia. Every year after, Augustus ordered four large clay amphorae to be delivered to his home in Rome
The grapes are farmed with organic methods, fermented naturally in steel, then transferred to French oak barrels for 12 months.
Aromas of black plums, raspberries, blackberries, dried oregano, and nuts join flavors of black currants, blueberries, and black cherries. Spicy notes of cinnamon, cardamon, licorice, toasted oak, dried tobacco, and black pepper prelude a bright, balanced acidity, lovely tannins, and supple, velvety finish.
100% Augoustiatis. Organic.