GREEK GRAPE VARIETIES
more than 300 types of greek grape varieties existing in Greece.
Flagship greek grape varieties
Assyrtiko-Santorini wines are rare and distinctive. These wines are born from the indigenous Assyrtiko grape, cultivated in some of the world’s oldest vineyards, dating back 3.500 years, on the volcanic island of Santorini, where nothing is ordinary! Assyrtiko-Santorini world class still dry whites can be drunk young or aged, as they are precious, truly ageworthy wines; the ideal complement to haute cuisine, fish, seafood and, surprisingly, even meat dishes. These terroir driven wines of distinct character are structured on exciting minerality and savorous density. They both reflect the unique volcanic and anhydrous soil of Santorini, which is an internationally acclaimed “pedigree”.
Moschofilero-Mantinia still dry white wines unleash the senses with a surprising freshness and aromas creating unexpected pleasures on the nose and palate. The exotic Moschofilero grape, with its wild floral intensity, is yet to be discovered except by the most dedicated wine lovers. This aromatic variety has existed for centuries in Greece and ideally belongs to the high plateau of Mantinia in the north-central Peloponnese. The exhilarating Moschofilero-Mantinia wines are the perfect aperitif or complement to a sumptuous array of elegant dishes, Middle and Far East cuisine, sushi and seafood, offering singular moments of pure enjoyment.
Nemea-Agiorgitiko, captivating red wines, are integrated into the myth and history of the region of Nemea, Peloponnese, as well as its local culture and legends of Hercules. Traditionally, a deep, dark ruby color, with concentrated aromas of red fruits and aromatic complexity, Nemea-Agiorgitiko wines offer an experience of unprompted euphoria to almost any wine lover. The range of wine styles include rich, complex, ageworthy reds for the cellar, as well as light, easy drinking wines with the fresh aromas of red fruits. Nemea-Agiorgitiko still dry red wines are exceptionally food-friendly and match with a wide range of cuisines and occasions.
PDO NAOUSSA | PDO AMYNTEO
Xinomavro-Naoussa/Amynteo wines satisfy the passion of the wine connoisseur for exploration. These intriguing still dry red wines, aged for two years minimum, are noted for their bright pale to deep red color, high acidity, strong tannins and complex aromatic character. The place of origin and most important growing area of the indigenous Xinomavro grape is northwestern Greece, in the monovarietal appellations of Naoussa and Amynteo. With a multitude of terroirs and elevations combined with Xinomavro’s specificity to environment and subtle changes in winemaking, a broad range of wine styles invites discovery. These distinguished reds are ideal for food with intense and rich flavors.