Mylonas Winery Sunday is a Greek dessert wine which is bottled as an Attika PGI. Attika, or Attica is a region with a long history of wine production and is where the famously resinated Retsina wines come from. Indeed, Mylonas make a Retsina which I can recommend for anyone who wants to try a modern style of Retsina wine. This is made from the Savatiano grape variety which the region has become famous for (this wine is 85% Savatiano).
The Mylonas Winery is a small family owned winery founded in 1917 and it is located in Laureotiki in the region of Keratea in Eastern Attica. The winery is currently run by the three Mylonas brothers Antonis, Tasos and Stamatis who took over after the death of their father Dimitris in 2000. The family own 12 hectares of vineyards located between 80 ans 220 metres above sea level. The average yield is 30hL/hectare and the soils here are mainly sandy-clay over limestone and schist, with some gravelly areas too. Surrounded by sea, Attica’s mild winters and cool summers provide ideal conditions for viticulture. The northerly Meltemi winds and sea breezes help to keep the coastal zone slightly cooler in the summer months.
Mylonas Winery Sunday is made from late harvested grapes and is a naturally sweet white wine. The wine is a blend of 85% Savatiano and 15% Aidani. The grapes are hand-harvested later in the season into small crates and taken to the winery where they are left in the shade to semi-dry for 6 days. The grapes are pressed and the juice is then fermented in traditional clay amphorae at temperature of 18c. After fermentation the wine is left on the lees in small stainless steel vat with regular lees stirring. 85 g/L residual sugar.
The Mylonas Sunday label was created by Nearchos Ntaskas, a talented young illustrator and graphic designer from Polkadot Design.