2017 GREEK COLLECTION

Dalamara

Naoussa, GR

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Since 1840, the Dalamaras family has been involved in wine making and distillation. The spirit and tradition of a proud heritage have been passed down to the fifth generation of Dalamara family who show the same dedication to the values that governed the founder.

Close to the town of Naoussa, tucked up in the north corner of Central Macedonia, the vineyards of Dalamara are located on the eastern foot hills of Mount Vermion in a traditional vineyard area called Paliokalias at an altitude of 250-300 m. The climate of this area features warm dry summers and mild winters – perfect conditions for one of Greece’s most important red varieties, Xinomavro. The Winery has been certified by BioHellas since 1996.

Winemaker: Kostis Dalamara

Dalamara

VOL


11 ‘Paliokalias’ Xinomavro 750ml

Gentilini

Cephalonia, Ionian Islands, GR

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In 1964 Spiro-Nicholas Kosmetatos planted his first of various indigenous class white varieties on the island of Cephalonia. Some years later in 1984, the first commercial wines from Gentilini were released, and at the time, Spiro was regarded as a pioneer in fine wine making techniques within Greece and paved the way for current winemaker and owner, Petros Markantonatos who took over with his partner, Marianna (Spiro’s daughter) in 2002.

Cephalonia is the only Ionian island to have been granted ‘ appellation of origin and Gentilini is organically growing 3 of these varieties – Robola, Muscat and Mavrodaphne.

Winemaker: Petros Markantonatos

Gentilini

VOL


14/15 Robola 750ml

Hatzidakis

Santorini, GR

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The winery was founded in 1996 by Haridimos and Konstantina Hatzidakis. Konstantina’s family has owned vineyards in the village of Pyros Kallistis (at the southwest end of the island), but due to an earthquake that rocked Santorini to its core in 1956, his parents fled back to Athens.

The land was left uncultivated for 40 years until Haridimos made his way back to the island, and after extensive re-planting and nurturing of older vines, and discovering a cave which has now been converted into their cellar door, the winery is once again operational producing wonderful expressive whites.

Winemaker: Haridimos Hatzidakis

Hatzidakis

VOL


15 Assyrtiko 750ml
15 Bio Aidani 750ml

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Tselepos

Peloponnese, GR

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The Tselepos family is one of the eminent producers and exporters of Greek wine turning some of the most popular indigenous Greek grape varieties into deliciously aromatic wines enjoyed worldwide.

It took Giannis Tselepos 10 years to carefully observe and study Arcadian vineyards so as to select the perfect location for the establishment of his Estate, which was founded at the eastern foothills of Mt Parnon; an ideal location due to its poor, clay-rocky terrain with excellent drainage guaranteeing high quality wine from Greece.

Tselepos Estate is a small family business with vineyards planted on the foothills of Mt. Parnon, 14km from the town of Tripolis near the ancient city of Tegea, in the heart of Arcadia. The Estate’s vineyards are situated above 750 metres in a region that was originally selected because of its perfect terroir: clay-rocky soil and cool-climate viticultural conditions which they consider essential for the production of fine wines in Greece’s hot, Mediterranean climate.

Winemaker: Giannis Tselepos

Ktima Tselepos

VOL


NV 'Amalia' Brut 750ml
14 'Mantinia' Moschofilero 750ml
15 Santorini Assyrtiko 750ml
15 'Driopi' Rose Agiorgitiko 750ml
14 'Driopi' Nemea Agiorgitiko 750ml

Mercouri Estate

Peloponnese, GR

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The Mercouri Estate is located in the Western Peloponnese on the plateau of the Ichthis peninsula near the village of Korakochori (the place of the crow). The estate is extensive with over 150 years of history in the production of wine, olive oil and in the olden days, Corinthian grapes (or currants).

It belongs to the Mercouri family who have roots in the Peloponnese and all over the continent; a family with a variety of interests, but a particular love of the earth. Today the company, Mercouri Estate  is operated by brothers Vassilis and Christos Kanellakopoulos, the 4th generation of the family focusing on indigenous grape varieties.

Winemaker: Vassilis Kannellakopoulos

Mercouri Estate

VOL


14 ‘Foloi’ Roditis Viognier 750ml
12 'Daphne Nera' Mavrodaphne 750ml