This semi-sweet wine is produced from the local variety Chiotiko krassero, grown on the slopes of the Amani Mountains at the NW part of Chios Island.
ALTITUDE: From 250 to 350 meters
HARVEST: Chiotiko krassero from 20 to 30 September
YIELD PER 1000 sq.m.: Up to 800 kg
VINIFICATION: Keeping the tradition of the famous “Kourouniotiκο wine”, grapes are dried in direct sunlight as to achieve natural sweetness. Wine fermentation is done in controlled temperatures.
AGING: This wine is matured in oak barrels in the cellar of Ariousios, which features a naturally wet and cold environment that enables this especially sweet wine to age in its bottle for several years.
PAIRING: It can be served as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to desserts (particularly chocolate). It also pairs nicely with red meat or poultry with red sauces. This wine is also great when used in cooking or serving with aged cheese.
PRESERVATION: “Ariousios Glikazon” is a wine that continues to mature and ripen the longer it remains in the bottle in a cool and dark environment. This wine reveals its rich aromas best when served cool but not cold.
TASTING: Red color with brick reflections, aromas of dried figs and plums and hints of vanilla create a rich balanced taste between sweetness and acidity with a long aftertaste.