At an age of almost 36 years, the evolution of this wine is phenomenal! We’re told by the winery that 1981 was a cool year, ripening was gradual and uneventful and harvest took place in early September.
This is an impressive red wine from one of the “holiest” wine-making zones in Greece, if not the world. The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with native Limnio is a very successful one, resulting in balance, aromatic depth and a long and delightful aftertaste.
A pioneer wine in more ways than one, as it gained a loyal following in Greece and abroad while introducing us to three (then) commercially obscure native grape varieties. It is a consistently well-made wine, boasting aromatic complexity, depth, and the prefect balance between firm structure and finesse.
“LimNeon” is a wordplay that aims to show that this is the grape Limnio, with a twist. Indeed, this wine is exactly what it promises on the (back) label: “Modern wine making of the oldest recorded Greek grape variety”.
The definition of a “big” white wine, by the Porto Carras team. Blanc de noir Limnio is added to the successful duo of Assyrtiko and Malagousia, to create a wine that matures on fine lees in new French oak barriques for 9 months.