Retsini is our homage to the traditional Greek wine style called Retsina – which is fermented with resin from the Aleppo pine tree.
The 2020 edition is made from Chardonnay and Zibbibo, and of course pine resin which we source from the regional home of Retsina, in a small village in the mountains to the east of Athens. Only 30 dozen have been produced.
Traditionally it is white wine that is used in the production of Retsina, however we’ve adapted this to our house style and used an orange wine with a shorter resin maceration, giving the phenolic fruitfulness of the wine a saline herbal freshness.
This is the taste of Greece – it’s the sun, the beach and the mountains, the oregano and thyme in the air and the freshness of the sea.
- notes from Ari's Natural Wine
- Southern Highlands
- White Blend