Oenops - Lemniona Nikos Karatzas 2018
Oenops - Lemniona Nikos Karatzas 2018 (87 TSW)
Very nice and easy drinking red from Greece - perfect with the sunny weather in the Netherlands.
Not to be confused with Lemnio, Lemniona (Limniona) is the rising star of the Greek red varieties and will be a driving force for the development of numerous top wines around Greece in the years to come. Lemniona is one of these rare red varieties that manage to pack extract, concentration, acidity and flavour, without leaning towards fatness and volume. It is for people looking for the next generation of ambitious, yet graceful reds.
About the wine:
Οne of the three single varietal wines from Oenops Wines and talented Nikos Karatzas, the Limniona was fermented in 60% amphora with the rest in 500 lts oak. Limited release of 1.300 bottles.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a medium ruby red color.
On the medium nose aromas of black cherries, raspberries and rosemary with hints of sweet spices, green herbs and smoky tones.
On the palate dry, medium acidity and tannins with round mouthfeel. Flavours of dark cherries, vanilla, herbs, roses and lavender and minty tones. Medium length finish.
To pair with meats, cheeses, old cuts but it can also support grilled meat dishes with intense sauces.