LEMNOS, Aegean Islands
Lemnos is a fascinating place of deep historic interconnectivity. The famed source of one of the world’s oldest medicinal remedies, Lemnian Clay and the staging site for Churchill’s doomed Gallipoli campaign, Lemnos is a gorgeous volcanic island unspoilt by modernity. Peppered with dozens of tiny churches and blanketed in the yellows and purples and arid greens of low-lying bushes, Lemnos is a place of stunning remoteness. Manolis Garalis is a third generation organic grower making clean, modern wines from the Island’s abundant Muscat as well as working to resuscitate the ancestral Limnio variety and the volcanic, egg shaped ‘uva’ fermentors that were used historically.
Alexandrian Muscat with a little splish splash of Limnio for color and texture.
Alexandrian Muscat grown on Lemnos' clayey, volcanic soils with limestone. Fermented on the skins for 8 days in steel.
The rugged, ancestral red variety of Lemnos. This high tannin variety gets aged in steel then racked into barrels.