Kontozisis 'Innocent Dove' Xinomavro/Merlot

Kontozisis 'Innocent Dove' Xinomavro/Merlot

notes from the importer:

“Innocent Dove” is a natural approach to a typical blend of northern Greece, between the tannic Xinomavro and the fuller Merlot.

  • Grower: Kontozisis Organic Vineyards
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Grapes: Xinomavro 50% / Merlot 50%
  • Appellation: PGI Karditsa
  • Alcohol: 13.50%
  • Bottle: 750ml
  • Viticulture: Organic (certified)
  • Vinification: Stainless steel spontaneous whole cluster fermentation, with minimal sulfites at bottling and no other additives or any manipulation.
  • Notes: Dynamic aromatic palette with the power of Xinomavro and the vibrant fruit of Merlot, with notes of red fruit, white pepper, strawberry and subtle hints of tomato. Intense and elegant in the mouth with a sweet fruited and textured palate.


  • Organic (certified)
  • Climate: Warm Mediterranean
  • Soil: Calcareous sand
  • Vine age: Planted in 2003
  • Altitude: 300m
  • Slope: 10%
  • Planting density: 1.2m x 2m
  • Yield: 1.5kg / plant
  • Irrigation: None
  • Spraying: A few times a year, certified organic preparations
  • Harvesting: Manual


  • Maceration: 30 days (stainless steel)
  • Pressing: None
  • Temperature Control: None
  • Yeast: Indigenous – Whole cluster spontaneous fermentation (20 days in stainless steel)
  • Malolactic: Natural (completed)
  • Maturation: 6 months (battonage during the first 4)
  • Clarification: None
  • Filtration: None
  • Production: 3,000 lt
  • Alcohol: 13.50%
  • Acidity: 5.80 gr/l
  • RS: 2 gr/l
  • Total sulfites: 50 mg/l
  • Certification: Made with Organic Grapes


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