Georgas Hoot Red 1.5L Attica, Greece 2019

Georgas Hoot Red 1.5L Attica, Greece 2019

Regular price $32.00
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The price looks a bit high until you remind yourself that this is equivalent to two bottles of wine. For $16/bottle,you get an organic, biodynamic, natural red that is dry, light to medium bodied and an interesting blend of Merlot, Syrah and Savatiano, a native white grape.

Along with juicy dark red and black fruit, a bit of black pepper, and earthiness, this red has a touch of barnyard on the nose.  This barnyard note comes from Brettanomyces, or “Brett” for short, a kind of wild yeast that can be found on grape skins or in oak barrels that sometimes makes its way into the winemaking process. Too much Brett can be a flaw.  Just a touch, like this wine, and it can add a bit of funk and edge in a good way.

This red is fermented with wild yeasts and sees only light sulfite use. It would be great at a barbeque (meat or veggies) or on a camping trip. It will keep longer after opened if kept in the refrigerator.