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Theodora Rouvali leads the charge at her family's storied estate established in 1990. Her organically farmed, high-altitude vineyards produce wonderfully fresh, cool-climate wines. Her father, Rouvalis founder Angelos Rouvali, was at the forefront of the first wave of modern Greek winemaking over 30 years ago; he was the first winemaker to make Santorini wines in 1982 and built the Rouvalis gravity-fed facility in the early 90s.*
Following her enology studies in Athens, Theodora embarked on a six-year winemaking journey replete with truly enviable experiences, including stages at Clos de Tart and Château Margaux. In 2017, she returned to Greece with her husband, agronomist Antonio Ruiz Pañego, to set out on her path as the future of Rouvalis.*
Theodora and Antonio focus on a handful of Greek varietals, including Roditis, grown at altitudes up to 3600 feet above sea level. The vineyards are terraced on coveted north-facing slopes, that benefit from cooling winds during the summer months. Elevation, combined with unique sandy loam soils on a bed of calcareous rock along with climatic conditions decidedly cooler than much of the Peloponnese, all coalesce to produce wines of singular vitality and vigorous structure.*
The philosophy in the vineyards and winery rings familiar as a recipe for greatness: low intervention, minimal use of sulfur, practicing organic farming, moderated filtration, and native yeasts. Mirroring the vines themselves, the winery is built in six levels on terraces so as to create an entirely gravity-fed system, thus avoiding overhandling and overexposure to oxygen and minimizing the operation's environmental impact.*
The 2022 Rouvalis Asprolithi Slopes of Aigialeia Roditis has aromas of peaches, Honeydew melons, and citrus fruits followed by flavors of apples and lime zest laced with notes of wet stone and the merest hint of herbs. Generous, vibrant acidity brings the wine to a long finish.
Producer Name: Rouvalis
Old/New World: Old World
Country of Origin: Greece
Appellation: Slopes of Aigialeia
Quality Designation: PGI
Grape Varietals: Mountain Roditis
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Lighter Body White
Winemaker: Theodora Rouvali
Pack/Size: 12/750 ml
Container Type: Green glass Bordeaux-style bottle
Closure Style: Natural Cork
*adapted from importer notes
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