2021 Ari's Natural Wine Co. Retsini

Aristotelis Ke Anthoula |Southern Highlands |Zibibbo
An Australian take on a traditional Greek wine style. Unique and totally delicious!

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It was a family tradition to make wine that first started the winemaking journey for young NSW based Tony Zafirakos.

His father, Ari, would buy grapes from the local market and make wine for the family in his garage as was the way in their Greek community.

Here Tony makes a tribute to the classic Greek wine style, Retsina. This is skin contact Chardonnay and Zibibbo infused with Aleppo pine resin during ferment.

The balance here is excellent. Just enough of the piney lift to let you know you're drinking something a little left of centre but with plenty of fresh fruit and bright acidity to keep you coming back for more.

A one of a kind in Australian wine at the moment. Traditional and cutting edge all at once.

Retsini is our homage to the traditional Greek wine style called Retsina - which is fermented with resin from the Aleppo pine tree.

Made from Chardonnay and Zibbibo, and of course pine resin which we source from the regional home of Retsina, in a small village in the mountains to the east of Athens. We've adapted this to our house style and used an orange wine with a shorter resin maceration, giving the phenolic fruitfulness of the wine a saline herbal freshness.

90 Points - "It's well balanced in the pine needle, resiny characters, slurpy textured, ripe with stone fruits, finished with ginger and preserved lemons. Lush, supple with chalky edges, a really vibrant and enjoyable, left of centre drink." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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