FILIA GI, S.A. - Sofades Karditsa Thessaly, Central Greece

OUR STORY

At the base of Mount Agrafa, near the banks of the ancient river Kouraliou (today named Sofaditis) lies the village Filia. Historically, on the outskirts of this village, in the vineyard areas, every family had a small field in which they cultivated their own vineyards. For centuries, each family produced wines that were the pride of the region. However, during the last century, the farmers either left the village, or were occupied with different and more lucrative crops. Consequently, many of the vineyards were abandoned.


However, some families remained. Constantine Xanas continued to cultivate his vines, every year devoting more time and care to his labors. Within a few years, he knew he was headed in the right direction as his efforts began to pay off and his wines gained recognition. Constantine passed on his love and knowledge to his son, Vaios Xanas, who had worked side by side with him in the fields.


In the early 1990s, the winemaker, Vaios Xanas partnered with his economist friend, Christopher Christoforou, to bring new life to the abandoned vines in this area. Over the years, the small family vineyard of Constantine Xanas grew to encompass ten cultivated hectares. In 2014, they founded Filia Gi Winery.

THE WINES

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THE DUCK- Dry White Wine

PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION (PGI)
Filia Karditsas

VARIETY- Malagouzia-Chardonnay - Assyrtiko

TASTING NOTES
Tropical fruits like mango and kiwi with a hint of pineapple combined with flowers in the nose.

ACIDITY - TANΝINS- moderate acidity

SERVING TEMPERATURE
14 - 16 °C

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THE DUCK- Dry Red Wine

PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION (PGI)
Filia- Karditsas

VARIETY - Limniona -Merlot - Syrah

TASTING NOTES
Fruits such as cherries in the nose accompanied by black pepper and tobacco. thick and fruity mouthfeel.

ACIDITY - TANNINS - Moderate tannins

SERVING TEMPERATURE
16 - 18 °C

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ASSYRTIKO- Dry White Wine

PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION (PGI)
Filia Karditsas

VARIETY - Assyrtiko

TASTING NOTES
A hint of lemon blossom and peach combined with the characteristic acidity render it a special wine.

ACIDITY - TANNINS - Moderate acidity

SERVING TEMPERATURE
14 - 16 °C

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MOSCHATO ROSE- Dry Rose

PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION (PGI)
Filia Karditsas

VARIETY - Moschato Black

TASTING NOTES
Nose dominated by aromas of cherry and strawberry jum but also those of tomatoes, which are mixed with the fragrance of the rose.

ACIDITY - TANΝINS - Low acidity and tannins

SERVING TEMPERATURE
14 - 16 °C

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LIMNIONA- Dry Red Wine

PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION (PGI)
Filia Karditsas

VARIETY - Limniona

TASTING NOTES
An intense and expressive scent, with intense flavor of black fruit and spices combined with vanilla, butter and wood.It comes as a result of the wine aging in a wooden barrel

ACIDITY - TANNINS - Rich in tannins

SERVING TEMPERATURE
16-18 °C

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LIMNIONA - Dry Red Wine

Vinification: Pre-fermentation cryo-extraction for six days at 6 °C, followed by fermentation and red vinification at 16-20 °C.

Characteristics: Distinguishing vibrant red color with reddish hues. Rich and thick body. Red raspberry and vanilla with tobacco in the nose accompanied by white and red pepper aromas; thick and fruity mouthfeel, long finish and high acidity but balanced with soft tannins. Smooth with continuity. It accompanies cooked red meat and is served at 16-18 °C Aging: French barrels in a 60/40 proportion during 1st and 2nd year

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ASYRTIKO - Dry White Wine


Vinification: Fermentation at 10 °C for 48 days
Characteristics: Distinguishing bright yellow color with a rich body and slightly fruity. A hint of lemon blossom and peach combined with the characteristic acidity render it a special wine with a long metallic aftertaste. It accompanies seafood, fish.
Served at  14-16°C