ESTATE FILIPOS KOUKIS - Argalasti Pilio, Volo Magnisia, Central Greece

OUR STORY

In 2003, Filipos Koukis, took his vast experience as an agriculturist, and his twenty-five years experience in wine distribution, to create a new winery.  He planted two hectares of Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc in Argalisti Pilio in Central Greece. These vineyards have enjoy a very unique terroir.  They are located at an altitude of  500 meters, and face the Aegean Sea. During the hot summers of this region, the sea breezes create a unique environment for these two varietals and give these wines the ability to mature over ten years.  Platanon Oros is a very highly regarded Syrah in the Greek wine market with the ability to mature for over twenty years.

THE WINES

image28

SYRAH - Dry Red Wine

TYPE OF FERMENTATION:   Classical red fermentation
FERMENT IN TEMPERATURE:  71 F.
ALCOHOL LEVEL (% Vol):    13.4
LENGTH OF AGING:   12 months
WOOD TYPE:     Allier 225 lt
LENGTH OF BOTTLE AGING:  1 year
APPROXIMATE LIFESPAN:   15-30 years
TASTING NOTES: This wine is richly structured and loaded with  complex flavor reminiscent of dark fruits  like blackberries and black cherries. On the palate it has a rich, round, opulent feel.  The dark fruit character lingers along  with subtle oak notes in the long supple finish.
BEST FOOD MATCHING: Best served at 64 F.  A versatile wine that will complement a wide variety of foods from game dishes to hearty stews, lamb with vegetables and red meats.