GRIFOS 1

The name of the wine was inspired by the ancient era and geometry, two concepts immediately connected with winemaking.

The three eternal conundrums or brain-teasers of the Ancient Greek mathematicians are diplayed on the labels of these three Vlassides wines, enticing us to discover them: Doubling the cube – Trisecting the angle – Squaring the circle.

GRIFOS 1. Doubling the cube

Red Grifos comes from non-irrigated vineyards at Kilani and Pachna. The harvest and vinification take place every September and the wine is bottled during the following summer season.

Enjoy the red Grifos between one to two years after its harvest, at 15-16°C.

Award

Year of Harvest

Gold Medal


Decanter 2018

2012


GRIFOS 1 – Red

Varieties:

50% Agiorgitiko
50% Mataro

Soil Composition:

Calcareous

Vinification:

The harvest and vinification take place every September. We macerate the grapes together with the must for up to five days in order to extract the desired amount of phenolic substances. Grifos 1 does not age in oak barrels. Bottling begins in spring, six months after the harvest.

Production Year

DOWNLOAD 2017 INFO

Organoleptic Characteristics:

Deep red colour, soft velvety texture, rich in aromas. Perfectly balanced.

Harvest Information 2017:

Ethanol: 14% vol
pH: 3,49
Total
Acidity (H2SO4):
3,66 g/l
Reducing Sugars: 2,33 g/l
Rainfall:
October until July
751 mm
Harvest
Temperatures (Μ.Ο.)

Lowest:
Highest:
 
 
17°C – (9/2017)
28,5°C – (9/2017)

2018 Harvest:

The harvest of 2018 was completed in Kilani.

This was a year with major rainfall during May and June, but we managed to deal with the consequences on time so as to ensure the good quality of all our grape varieties along with their proper maturity.

The mild summer season of 2018, allowed the plants to grow and berry-set under 32°C, ensuring excellent organoleptic characteristics; especially for our Sauvignon blanc and later on for our red varieties, in September.

We expect that our 2018 harvest in white wines, which we will enjoy in December of 2018, to produce an intensely aromatic and fruity character. Additionally, we expect our red wines which will be available in the fall of 2019 and 2020 to be rich in color and to have the desirable alcohol content and soft tannins.