Birds&Bats Wine Productions - Wines of Momentary Destination
Three years down
Bottles produced: 1140 standard | 476 Magnums
Region of origin: IGP Chios, Chios Island, Greece.
Grape: Chiotiko Krassero and Ayanittis
Residual sugar: 0.56 g/L
Total acidity: 5.25 g/L
Hand harvested on the 25th and 30th of September from organically treated vineyard sites in Aglosia and Ambelitis (NW Chios). Average vine age of 10 years.
Crushed and destemmed followed by a cold maceration for 3§days. The wine was fermented with pure culture Saccharomyces cerevisae and pumped over twice daily. At dryness the wine was drained (not pressed) into French oak barrels. The wine was left to mature in wood for three years down in the cellar.
Other: Vegetarian and vegan friendly.
Three Years Down - 2011 is a blend of three puncheon barrels from the depths of the Ariousios winery, Chios, Greece.
The wine was made from the island's two indigenous, red grape varieties Chiotiko Krassero and Ayanittis that have been around since the days of Homer.
The Ariousios winery is a modern winemaking outfit that is determined to restore the world renowned wine trade the island once had in ancient times.