Troupis Winery ‘Pitys Ritinitis’ Assyrtiko

$30.00

Hands down, one of the wildest and interesting wines in our portfolio. This ‘Geeked Out’ white wine is made from 100% Assyrtiko and vinified with a touch of pine resin.

Description

Hands down, one of the wildest and interesting wines in our portfolio.  This ‘Geeked Out’ white wine is made from 100% Assyrtiko and vinified with a touch of pine resin.

Pitys was the only Oread nymph who accepted the love of the satyr Pan, but Voreas, his rival, threw her off a cliff and killed her. Earth felt sorry for Pan and transformed her into a pine tree.
We could scarcely conjure a more appropriate myth for this traditional “Ritinitis,” or under its more common name “Retsina” wine.

Pine resin addition goes a long way back in Greece as it was used to protect the wines from oxidation during antiquity. Honoring that tradition, we vinify with minimum intervention the most prominent Greek variety, Assyrtiko, following a 35-century old tradition in Greek wine.

Apricot blossoms, a slight smell of tangerine coexist on equal terms with herbal and mastiha notes. Slightly acidic flavor with a frankincense aftertaste.