Greek wines are as ancient as the land they are produced from. Where market-orientated wineries around the world are striving for roots, heritage and originality, the wineries of Greece have never changed and have always had it.
We believe in minimal intervention and sustainable production, and that provenance, heritage and quality should not come at inflated costs.
Our carefully chosen wines are bought on the doorstep of the wineries, and we collect, ship, store and sell online, creating a direct path from winery to customer
Irene Daskalaki, owner and winemaker at Silva Daskalaki has always operated on instinct; from how she treats her vines to how she creates the final product. Her approach to the Grifos series is no different....
From grapes harvested in phase with the lunar calendar, this biodynamic wine allows the natural yeasts to determine the character of the wine. Following classic red fermentation, the wine is aged for 8 months in new...
From the Silva Daskalaki biodynamic vineyards comes a truly beautiful wine for any wine drinker. Easy to drink straight from opening, chilled as an aperitif or with heavier main meals if served at room temperature....
Moschato de spinas is a P.G.I grape of Cyclades, originating in chania, crete. The symbol of the estate, and the ancient Minoan symbol for wine and fertility, is the bee. Due to the prevalence of...
Estate Papaiouanno are experts in working with Greece’s most famous grape – Agiorgitiko, meaning St George, with wines made from this grape known as ‘The
Blood of Hercules’. The P.D.O red wine comes from Nemea, Corinthia in the Peloponnese on mainland Greece. The agiogitiko grape is classically juicy and velvety, grown on vines in limestone and schist red soils. The grapes for this wine are picked in early august. The grapes are mechanically de-stemmed before undergoing classical red fermentation in red brick tanks, used from the beginning of the winery in 1830. The must contact with the red brick gives the wine an earthy well rounded flavour, and in combination with the grape, instils a deep ruby red colour.
The typicality of the grape is widely revealed in this wine, displaying a generous and concentrated nose of ripe plums and red cherries. Full-bodied and velvety with graceful, well integrated tannins, it ends on notes of mocha, nutmeg and leather, pairing perfectly with all kinds of meats, stews or cheeses. Following fermentation, the must is decanted to separate out the marc, without mechanical filtration. The wine is organic due to the cultivation methods used in the vineyards, and the low amount (approx. 20mg) of sulphite added in the wine making process. The wine is casked in a mixture of used French and American oak for 6 months, then aged in the bottle for 6 more. The ageing process imparts subtle flavours of spice and vanilla into the wine. The wine is bottled unfiltered, using a minimal amount (approx. 30mg) of sulphite.
The ideal introduction to wine from Greece’s largest wine region and definitely and huge hit amongst wine lovers keen on round, full-bodied wines where fruit isn’t overshadowed by the presence of oak.
Is this wine right for you?
Body: Medium to Full
Ageing: 12 months in Oak Barrels and 6 additional months in the bottle
Wine Type: Organic, unfiltered and low sulphite
Ageing Potential: 8 to 10 years
Storage: Store in a cool dry place
Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C or chilled at 10 - 13°C if serving with salads, fish or as an aperitif.
Best paired with: Meaty fish dishes, roasted meats marinated and/or cooked in sauces, BBQ meat. Aged and smoked cheeses, chocolate desserts.
My wife loved this birthday gift. It was an awesome wine. Sweet and fruity. Will order again!
Really good organic wine, loved it!
We wanted to try organic wine and went for this one. It tasted very crisp and dry.
I purchased this for a friend. She said it was absolutely perfect and the most delicious fine wine she's ever tasted!!
Have you ever had someone talking at you about their vast wine knowledge at a dinner party? Spouting all sorts of trendy sounding terminology, maniacally swirling and looking distressed searching for that specific secondary aroma.
Throughout our upcoming series of blogs we will be exploring some of the more technical aspects of wine making and tasting. Easy to digest and packed full of useful information, you'll have the perfect rebuttals to 'Mr Swirly'.