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$26.95

Ktima Ligas

Pata Trava 2018
Ktima Ligas

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Macedonia, Greece

Type: Rosé
Vintage: 2016
Sulfites: No Added
Alcohol: 13%
Varietal: Xinomavro
Production: Organic
Style: Nerdy

It's easy to confuse this wine as an orange wine because of it's salmon tones, but it's a beautiful rose from Xinomavro, which is like a Greek Nebbiolo that can look quite orange with extraction! The complexity is high, especially for a rose wine and has salinity alongside red fruits, with a bit of funk and an extra long finish.

Pairing Suggestions: Heavier Fish, Picnic Food, Seafood

Located in Northern Greece's region of Macedonia, Pella's history is interwoven with wine. Ancient mosaics of the region illustrate fertile land and the god of wine, wrapped in vine leaves. After the Othoman governor forbade the use of water to build the Church of the Virgin Mary during the 19th century, locals mixed their mortar with wine. When traveling along the Galikos River during the 20th century, the French army documented the quality local wines found near their encampment. Phyloxera and the drainage of a nearby lake wreaked havoc on the region's grape cultivation during the 1900s, but centuries of know-how and love inspired by the vineyards ensured that viticulture in the region would withstand. After studying oenology in France, Thomas Ligas made his way to Pella in 1985, looking to study the local ecosystems and traditional methods of viticulture and vinification in the region. With bountiful sun and air, loamy sand and limestone and well-drained, nutrient rich soils, the terroir proved to be exceptional. Now joined by his children, Ligas farms organically and with minimal intervention. Fruit is harvested by hand and biodiversity is encouraged, including the preservation of naturally occurring turf. The Ligas family only farms indigenous and often forgotten Greek grape varieties, including Roditis, Assyrtiko, Kydonitsa for the whites, and Xinomavro, Limniona for the reds. Optimal processing of the grapes and controlled fermentation are made possible by the family's modern, well-equipped winery. Red wines mature first in oak casks, then in bottles in the underground cellar. As in the vineyards, intervention in the cellar is kept to a minimum. Fermentation is spontaneous, wine is neither fined nor filtered, and little to no sulfur is added. - From Zev Rovine

Where do you ship?

We ship to every state except AK, HI, UT, KY, AL, AR. 

How long will it take to get my order?

On average it takes about 3 days to receive your wine. For larger metropolitan areas it will likely be less and for more rural it could be a day or two more. You'll get tracking information in your confirmation email!

What shipping carriers do you use?

We use either UPS or FedEx, depending on the state. 

Do I need to be there to sign?

Yes! Federal law requires the signature of someone 21+ for any alcohol delivery. We want to make sure you get your wine, so please make sure someone is there to sign for it when it comes. The delivery service will make three attempts before returning the shipment to our fulfillment center. Note that there will be a restocking fee for returned shipments.

What are the shipping costs?

We charge $9.95 to ship any retail under $125. All wine club orders and retail orders over $125 ship free!

We're a proud partner of 1% for the Planet, a 501(c)(3) based in Burlington, VT. As a Business Member, we've committed to giving 1% of our annual sales revenue every year to approved nonprofit partners. 1% for the Planet approved nonprofit partners are carefully vetted environmental organizations that are eligible to receive funding from our members. These include organizations like such as WIRES, Rainforest Trust, Protect Our Winters, and many more.

Learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org.

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Producer Profile

Located in Northern Greece's region of Macedonia, Pella's history is interwoven with wine. Ancient mosaics of the region illustrate fertile land and the god of wine, wrapped in vine leaves. After the Othoman governor forbade the use of water to build the Church of the Virgin Mary during the 19th century, locals mixed their mortar with wine. When traveling along the Galikos River during the 20th century, the French army documented the quality local wines found near their encampment. Phyloxera and the drainage of a nearby lake wreaked havoc on the region's grape cultivation during the 1900s, but centuries of know-how and love inspired by the vineyards ensured that viticulture in the region would withstand. After studying oenology in France, Thomas Ligas made his way to Pella in 1985, looking to study the local ecosystems and traditional methods of viticulture and vinification in the region. With bountiful sun and air, loamy sand and limestone and well-drained, nutrient rich soils, the terroir proved to be exceptional. Now joined by his children, Ligas farms organically and with minimal intervention. Fruit is harvested by hand and biodiversity is encouraged, including the preservation of naturally occurring turf. The Ligas family only farms indigenous and often forgotten Greek grape varieties, including Roditis, Assyrtiko, Kydonitsa for the whites, and Xinomavro, Limniona for the reds. Optimal processing of the grapes and controlled fermentation are made possible by the family's modern, well-equipped winery. Red wines mature first in oak casks, then in bottles in the underground cellar. As in the vineyards, intervention in the cellar is kept to a minimum. Fermentation is spontaneous, wine is neither fined nor filtered, and little to no sulfur is added. - From Zev Rovine

Shipping

Where do you ship?

We ship to every state except AK, HI, UT, KY, AL, AR. 

How long will it take to get my order?

On average it takes about 3 days to receive your wine. For larger metropolitan areas it will likely be less and for more rural it could be a day or two more. You'll get tracking information in your confirmation email!

What shipping carriers do you use?

We use either UPS or FedEx, depending on the state. 

Do I need to be there to sign?

Yes! Federal law requires the signature of someone 21+ for any alcohol delivery. We want to make sure you get your wine, so please make sure someone is there to sign for it when it comes. The delivery service will make three attempts before returning the shipment to our fulfillment center. Note that there will be a restocking fee for returned shipments.

What are the shipping costs?

We charge $9.95 to ship any retail under $125. All wine club orders and retail orders over $125 ship free!

1% for the Planet

We're a proud partner of 1% for the Planet, a 501(c)(3) based in Burlington, VT. As a Business Member, we've committed to giving 1% of our annual sales revenue every year to approved nonprofit partners. 1% for the Planet approved nonprofit partners are carefully vetted environmental organizations that are eligible to receive funding from our members. These include organizations like such as WIRES, Rainforest Trust, Protect Our Winters, and many more.

Learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org.

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