Rapsani Grande Reserve is vinified with equal proportions of hand picked Xinomavro, Stavroto and Krassato grapes. These grapes come from the south eastern slopes of Mount Olympus Sub-Zone C at an altitude of 500 meters and higher. Xinomavro contributes high acidity, tannins and colour, while Stavroto adds structure and balance and Krassato adds some spice and floral aromas.
Rapsani Grande Reserve is aged in 300L French oak barrels (40% new – 60% second and third fill) for at least 18 months and also ages for at least 18 months in the bottle. This helps softens tannins and helps integrate the wine.
Rapsani Grande Reserve has a deep red colour with tawny hues, the nose is dominated by vegetal and earthy aromas with ripe black fruit and vanilla on the background. The palate is dry, rich in robust tannins with acidity that balances the ripe fruit and the sweet spices. The oak is well integrated and the wine has a long and complex finish. This is a wine with great ageing potential evolving the depth of its character.