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Palies Rizes 2014, PGI Thessalien

Purple-blue rimmed. Dark, for this variety. Whiff of crushed peppercorn. Restrained aroma of black cherries. Followed by intensely fruited, concentrated vinous roundness. Silky texture. Impressive long finish, with repeat cherries on the viscous aftertaste. A modern, well-made take from very old vines.  A fascinating glimpse of Agiorgitiko’s multifaceted aroma and suave tannin profile. Complex and refined.


Area: Peloponnes
Type: Red
Variety: Agiorgitiko



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2014 La Tour Melas Palies Rizes

Wine made from ungrafted vines is rare. Examples include Charles Jogue's Cabernet franc in Chinon, Chateau Barejat in Madiran, topped by the ethereal Domaine Gramenon in the Rhone.

In broad terms, ungrafted vines give introspective, less showy wines. Invariably, they echo the wines produced from the same grape variety using phylloxera-resistant rootstock. One such recent example on my travels was the Domaine Karanika Amyndeo Xinomavro Palea Klimata.

The current discovery has been consulting oenologist Panos Zoumboulis’s long-held dream. His experience with Nemea spans 25 years. This is no ordinary Agiorgitiko. LTM Palies Rizes is relevant to our lifespan. One-off gems like Flora Damigou's memorable 1895 Santorini Vinsanto, shared in London with Jancis Robinson, Maggie McNie, and Steven Spurrier, will outlive us.  When 70-year-olds speak, one listens carefully. It is a form of sharing the essence of life-long learning and experience.

Now living in Greece, French-born and -educated vineyardist-oenologist Elsa Picard shared her insights in this first effort. She has been instrumental, under Zoumboulis’s guidance, in developing the ambitious La Tour Melas Estate in Achinos, Fthiotida. When one is lucky enough to find such a rarity in Nemea, nobody quite knows how it will turn out. Zoumboulis illuminates: “We have no idea how old it is – 100, 110, 120? Moreover, there is a further, characteristically Greek, twist: It is sitting on ancient ruins. If it is grubbed up, it cannot be replanted. The old boy who farmed it died. A friend of his continues to take care of it.” This wonderful story is of a prisoner of sorts, trapped by antiquities legislature. There are 1.800 bottles of this reviewed wine. How often do you come across an enjoyable wine from vines of an age we are unlikely to reach?

Purple-blue rimmed. Dark, for this variety. Whiff of crushed peppercorn. Restrained aroma of black cherries. Followed by intensely fruited, concentrated vinous roundness. Silky texture. Impressive long finish, with repeat cherries on the viscous aftertaste. A modern, well-made take from very old vines.  A fascinating glimpse of Agiorgitiko’s multifaceted aroma and suave tannin profile. Complex and refined. Singular. Best 2015–23.

Quelle: http://www.greekwineworld.net/tastingItem.php?recId=100#

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