The Papagiannakos family have been involved in the Attica region since the 12th Century. It is in the last decades though, under the guidance of Vassilis Papagiannakos, that they have forged their own path, showing the world what the variety Savatiano is capable of. They have established themselves as a benchmark for the complete package, when it comes to the modern Greek wine industry.
Their winery and grounds are immaculate, and the design of the facility is nothing short of first class, however it is also Vassilis’ understanding and commitment to the variety Savatiano and their consistent work at growing and producing the finest examples of indigenous varieties, such as Malagousia and Agiorgitiko, that has stood them firmly at the forefront of the contemporary Greek wine industry.
The region of Attica is originally the home for retsina however, since the 60’s Papagiannakos has worked to lift the variety, Savatiano, to ever greater heights. The single vineyard ‘Vientzi’, is a masterful wine and a delicious example of how textural and complex this variety can be.
2021 Papagiannakos Retsina
Dry white wine of traditional appelation Mesogaia
A new version of the traditional retsina. With a fine aroma of pine and a strain of lemon. Blond in colour and beautifully balanced, this wine speaks to the finest palate. The perfect accompaniment to Mediterranean hors d’oeuvres, seafood and fish.
North facing in S.E. Attica, 50 years old vines. Non-irrigated in limestone soil at an altitude of 100m
Classical white wine fermentation in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature of 16-18°C. During fermentation pine resin is added from selected pine trees of Attica.
Old Vines Savatiano
Dry white wine, P.G.I. Markopoulo
Bright gold and clear in colour, delicate bouquet, aroma of citrus. Medium acidity, long and pleasant aftertaste. A fine accompaniment to Mediterranean dishes, seafood, fish, white meat.
North facing in S.E. Attica, 50 years old vines, non-irrigated in limestone soil at an altitude of 100m
Fermentation in stainless-steel tanks, under controlled temperature 16-18oC.
2022 Papagiannakos Assyrtiko
Well-balanced in the mouth with refreshing minerality.
North-East Attiki, non irrigated, limestone soil. At an altitude of 100M. North-facing and south-facing vines.
Skin contact. Fermentation in stainless-steel tanks with a controlled temperature of 16-18oC, Maturation in the bottle for 1 year.
2020 Papagiannakos Savatiano
Yellow in colour, and crisp and fresh to the palate. Delicate bouquet, aromas of citrus fruit. Characteristic minerality, pleasant acidity. Long aftertaste.
North facing in south east Attica, 60 year old vines, non-irrigated limestone soil at an altitude of 100m.
Fermentation in stainless steel vats