It’s not just a number. Instead, countless rewards of yours come to mind. And for Bakis it made sense, as the Ten the “good”. Excellent, timeless, classical value. Latin ‘X’ means Ten or a hourglass that wins the time slowly, just like the great aging of the wines of this series.
Protected geographical indication ‘Macedonia’
Merlot 50% / Xinomavro 50%
Deka Red wine is made of grapes harvested in the same year, the whole wine making process however takes much longer. The two varieties are harvested within a one-month period from one another, first Merlot in late August and then Xinomavro in late September. Both varieties come from vines with low yield rates and are vinofied separately. The blending process follows. The wine is then left to age in new French barrels of medium and strong toast, which are made of wood selected from 3 different forests, for 18 months. Finally, the wine is bottled 36 months after the harvest.
The aromatic complexity in the nose and mouth is impressive. This complexity has very interesting spicy characteristics and a cosmopolitan touch that amounts too much more than what is expected by each variety separately. The aromas alternately coming out are those of dark fruit, chocolate, pipe tobacco and allspice. What is most interesting is the fact that the nose of the wine develops- rather transforms itself- while in the glass, and this is evidence of the wines’ elaborate fullness. The structure in the mouth is absolutely balanced. The wine is robust and full, however in terms of its tannins and acidity, the intensity shows absolutely no imbalance. The aftertaste is sweet and long lasting, as expected of a good red wine.
Transfer into a pitcher before serving. As all aged wines it needs time to breathe. Ideal serving temperature: 17-18°C. Pairs well with game, red meat, yellow cheese and complex salads.
Protected geographical indication ‘Drama’
Sauvignon Blanc 55% / Ugni Blanc 30% / Semillon 15%
This is a magnificent wine created by the ‘master’ of long ageing wines. Following a laborious selection process, grapes are transferred into the vats. The fermentation process lasts 22 days under a controlled temperature of 14 to 16°C for Sauvignon Blanc, 17 days under a controlled temperature of 12 to 15°C for Ugni Blanc and 24 days under a controlled temperature of 14 to 15°C for Semillon. This wine is left to age for 3,5 months in three different 225 lt. medium toast barrel types.
Terroir has played an important role in developing this wine’s profile. It has imparted a special flavor richness, high concentration, fine structure and complexity. A superb bright yellow-green color and a surprising alternation of aromatic impressions, with an adventurous blend of mature yellow fruits, vanilla, roasted nuts and spices. Gentle in taste, with a power cloaked in fruit flavors and a thickness balanced out by acidity. It is not coincidental that this wine
Has been called the ‘Greek Pessac Léognan’.
Served at 8-10°C. Best accompanied by seafood, lobster pasta, chicken with lemon sauce, complex green salads.