“π” amphora 2018
With the Andreou winery, we travel to the mountainous peninsula of Methana, on the north-eastern coast of the Peloponnese. Methana is located in the northwestern part of the Cycladic volcanoes considered active (Milos, Santorini and Nisyros). The volcano erupted about 2300 years ago.
The most prestigious vineyards of the Andreou family are located on this peninsula with its dreamy landscape. Behind the letter “π” (p), a rare, single-variety wine with a sharp minerality and incomparable freshness. Mountain Roditis from vines at least 40 years old, vinified in 100% natural clay ancient Greek type amphorae.
Pale golden yellow colour with platinum hues. Earthy character with hints of ripe fruit and smoke reminiscent of its volcanic origin. Well-structured palate with silky acidity and spicy character. Long aftertaste with a strong earthiness.
Pithos (amphora) stands for a very large earthenware jar with a wide round mouth used throughout the ancient Greek world especially for holding and storing large quantities of food (as grain) or liquids (as wine, oil) and sometimes for the burial of the dead.