Regional Wine of Central Greece Awards
We are proud to make such a classy wine. The Collection comes from a single vineyard which has been giving us the best quality grapes for the last many years. We decided to keep it separate and give it a special treatment. Restrictive pruning, low yields (4000 kgr per hectare), strict selection of oak barrels.
The limited number of bottles that are produced (500 – 1500) bottles a year, depend on the vintage diversity. It is sold 'en primeur'.
It is our Grand Cru.
Variety : Syrah 100%
Location : Evia
Vinification : Cold maceration before vinification. Maceration takes place approximately 45 days. Maturation in new french oak barrels 225 lt. (Ermitage and Seguin Moreau) for 18 months.
Tasting notes : Opaque garnet colour with ruby tints and complex bouquet of black and dried fruits (prunes, figs, blackberries), spices and vanilla, constantly developing. Very full palate with aroma of ripe black fruit, jam, pepper, sweet spices, pepper ink, coffee, chocolate and tobacco. Ripe, fine-grained tannins, powerful structure and long length.
The suitable word for it is 'Concentration'.
Aging : 10 – 15 years
Unfiltered wine. Any amount of sediment in the bottle is quite normal.
It is recommended to be decanted 1 hour before consumed.
Avantis Collection Syrah 2003, Gold medal International Wine Competition Thessaloniki 2006
Avantis Collection Syrah 2003, 92/100 Wine Guide Giannos Konstantinou Γ. 2007-2008
Avantis Collection Syrah 2004, Gold medal International Wine Competition Thessaloniki 2007
Avantis Collection Syrah 2004, International Quality Seal, Selections Mondiales des Vins - Canada 2007
Avantis Collection Syrah 2004, 90/100 Alpha Wine Guide 2007
Avantis Collection Syrah 2005, Bronze medal International Wine Challenge 2008
Avantis Collection Syrah 2005, Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2008
Avantis Collection Syrah 2007, Gold Medal International Wine Competition Thessaloniki 2011
Avantis Collection Syrah 2008, Silver Medal International Wine Competition Thessaloniki 2011
Avantis Collection Syrah 2007, 89/100-Robert Parker 2011