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Hüpnos - 2019

Sous Le Végétal

4.00 / 5.0

white still, dry
Οίνος, Greece
Muscat de Samos
1092 UAH, 1250 UAH
not available
Sous Le Végétal Hüpnos 2019

Hüpnos (sleep in Greek) is 100% Muscat de Samos (aka Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains) from Karvounis and Agïi Sarandides. The vines grow on volcanic soils. One-half of the grapes are macerated on skins for 40 days and aged in stockinger barrels. All other grapes are pressed by their own weight (kudos to gravity), aka "free-run juicy", and aged in stainless steel tanks.


4.00 / 5.0750 ml@Wix Kyiv Office · Mixed Bag Vol. 6

What a nice Muscat de Samos. Salty, dreamy (pun intended) and expressive. Jerez notes mixed with elderflower blossoms, white cherry, canned pineapple and bitter herbs. Delicious and fresh palate with flavours of pomelo, seawater, and white cherry.

Wine #4 on Mixed Bag Vol. 6 event.

Sous Le Végétal

One might say that the earth exploded, leaving myriads of tiny islands between Greece and Turkey. Samos, a largely mountainous island, is almost touching Anatolia, only separated from it by 1 mile (sic!) Mycale Strait. In 2017 Jason Ligas and Patrick Bouju created a collaborative wine project Sous Le Végétal (under vegetation), on this beautiful green island. Through the variety of Muscat de Samos grapes, they try to express the spirit of the local terroir.

What you usually notice while looking at Sous Le Végétal bottles is the off-the-Earth labels created by Anthony Duchene, a French artist inspired by the volcanic granite soils.