One of the best in the last decade.
Harvest was later than usual by two weeks and
completed within a month in the year 2004. The grapes for our white
wines were harvested from the 27th of August to the 17th of September
and for our reds from the 17th to the 27th of September, in the
early morning hours from 6am until 10am. Dates of harvest for some
of our wines are the following:
- VILLARE 1-4/9
- ATHIRI MOUNTAIN SOLPES 8-9/9
- RODOFILI FUME 4/9
- RHODES WHITE 27-28/8
- EFRENI 3/9
- GRANROSE 17/9
- ZACOSTA 27/9
- AMORGIANO MOUNTAIN SLOPES 22-23/9
- CAVA EMERY 19-20/9
- RHODES RED 16-17/9
During harvest-time the temperature ranged from
23 to 25°C, and the weather was mild.
The microclimate of the region during 2003-2004
was characterized by a cold winter and warm summer. The all year-round
sun, the high and regular rainfalls, and the cool sea breezes from
May to September favored the Rhodian vineyards. The rainy days were
approximately 55 and were bellow the average (70 days annually 63
inches) and the average temperature was 190C. Rhodes enjoys the
longest season of summery weather in Greece.
It is important to note that the location of the
winery enables us to limit the time between picking and crushing
to a minimum. All the grapes are picked carefully by hand.
Quantities produced for our red wines were regular
but the quality was one of the best of the last decades due to the
ideal weather conditions as well as the decrease of rainy days.
For our whites, acidity was medium 5gr/lt and the Alcoholic Volume
was 12-13%%. For our reds, acidity was 6 gr/lt and the Alcoholic
Volume was 12.5%.
In total we received 675 tones of Athiri, 320
tones Amoryano, 23 tones of Muscat Tranini, 12 tones Merlot, 30
tones Cabernet and 15 tones Grenache Rouge.