Domaine Glinavos Vlahiko 2018
Deep purple. The aromas of red and black fruits such as blackberry, black cherry and plum are predominant while freshly cut mushroom and spicy elements complete the complex aromatic profile. The robust tannins and its fresh acidity show that it is a wine with great aging potential. The abundant black fruit, the spicy spices vigorously create an explosive bouquet in the mouth.
Pair with grilled meats.
They made a choice to cultivate rare varieties forgotten long ago, to experiment and continuously test new techniques for the production of wine solely from these varieties but also combining them with established Greek and non-Greek varieties, aiming to create recognizable high quality wines.
Their inspiration and their primary objective were and still remain the creation of individual and identifiable high quality wines. Following the same philosophy in our own internationally award-winning winery, we create our most beloved spirit of Epirus. The tsipouro - Greek distilled spirit produced both in its classic type and oak- aged type made by the famous local white grape variety Debina.
Today, the welcoming acceptance of our wines and spirits in Greece and abroad as well as the ongoing trust from their customers allows them to continue their wine journey in this most challenging and exciting path. A path which is laid with passion and love for mother earth.
A picturesque Mediterranean nation with a rich wine culture dating back to ancient times, Greece has so much more to offer than just retsina. Between the mainland and the country’s many islands, a wealth of Greek wine styles exists, made mostly from Greece’s plentiful indigenous varieties. After centuries of adversity after Ottoman rule, the modern Greek wine industry took off in the late 20th century with an influx of newly trained winemakers and investments in winemaking technology.
The climate—generally hot Mediterranean—can vary a bit with latitude and elevation, and is mostly moderated by cool maritime breezes. Drought can be an issue for Greek wine during the long, dry summers, sometimes necessitating irrigation.
Over 300 indigenous grapes have been identified throughout Greece, and though not all of them are suitable for wine production, future decades will likely see a significant revival and refinement of many of these native Greek wine varieties. Assyrtiko, the crisp, saline Greek wine variety of the island of Santorini, is one of the most important and popular white wine varieties, alongside Roditis, Robola, Moschofilero, and Malagousia. Muscat is also widely grown for both sweet and dry wines. Prominent red wine varieties include full-bodied and fruity Agiorghitiko, native to Nemea; Macedonia’s savory, tannic Xinomavro; and Mavrodaphne, used commonly to produce a Port-like fortified wine in the Peloponnese.
Beyond the usual suspects, there are hundreds of red grape varieties grown throughout the world. Some are indigenous specialties capable of producing excellent single varietal wines, while others are better suited for use as blending grapes. Each has its own distinct viticultural characteristics, as well as aroma and flavor profiles, offering much to be discovered by the curious wine lover. In particular, Portugal and Italy are known for having a multitude of unique varieties but they can really be found in any region.