Rapsani is vinified with equal proportions of hand picked Xinomavro, Stavroto and Krassato grapes. These grapes come from the south eastern slopes of Mount Olympus Sub-Zone A at an altitude of 250 meters. Xinomavro contributes high acidity, tannins and colour, while Stavroto adds structure and balance and Krassato adds some spice and floral aromas. The wine is aged in 300L French oak barrels (50% new – 50% second and third fill) for at least 6 months and also ages for at least 6 months in the bottle. This helps softens tannins and helps integrate the wine.
Rapsani has a seductive combination of sundried cherries, raspberry and blueberry mingles with the aromas of olive paste, tomato and a whiff of spices and vanilla. Deep ruby red color. Elegant, velvet-textured yet vibrant palate with a lingering mellow finish. Best served at 18°C as a fine complement to foie gras, poultry, lightly seasoned red meats and full-flavored cheeses.