Papagiannakos Assyrtiko – 95 Points – Huon Hooke – “A beautifully made modern dry white”
Published on: August 1, 2023

Mesogaia, Attica. The blessed land of the famed Attica Vine. A land which is truly special, blessed by the gods and surrounded by the sea which protects and nurtures it. The fruit of this land is borne of soft winters and warm summers. From a soil which has the most perfect ingredients. The ideal environment for the cultivation of vines.

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. 

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 Assyrtiko, Malagousia and Agiorgitiko, that has stood them firmly at the forefront of the contemporary Greek wine industry.

2022 Assyrtiko

“Assyrtiko is perhaps most famous on Santorini, but it’s also grown in the cooler, greener northern parts of Greece, and near Athens, which is the source of this one. Papagiannakos is one of several Greek wineries Déjà Vû is importing.

With a light straw-yellow colour and an elusive nose of dried flowers, pepper and citrus blossom, the wine is light and crisp, dry and soft at the same moment, with good intensity and persistence. There’s a touch of finesse to it, helped along by the moderate (for assyrtiko) alcohol. The balance is completed by a subtle trace of phenolic grip.
A beautifully made modern dry white.”

Food: any simply cooked white-fleshed saltwater fish.

95 Points
Huon Hooke

2022 Old Vines Savatiano

“This is mightily impressive in its youth. Textured and long on the finish, it has enough ripeness to deliver some flavor while remaining lively and refreshing. The structure lifts the fruit and allows it to linger.
It’s precise, clean and focused.”

The Wine  Advocate

Dry white wine, P.G.I. Markopoulo
Savatiano 100%                    

Bright gold and clear in colour, delicate bouquet, aroma of citrus. Medium acidity, long and pleasant aftertaste.

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 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. 

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.

Déjà Vu Wine Co is an
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and wholesaler of fine wine, sake,
whisky and gin.

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