Markopoulo, Attica, Greece
Papagiannakos Savatiano Old Vines is a richly flavorful and refreshing Greek white wine ideal for summertime. Founded in 1919, Domaine Papagiannakos is located in the Attica region of Central Greece, just 18 miles from Athens. Today, the winery is run by the 3rd generation, Vassilis Papagiannakos, who has issued a new era of modern winemaking while still maintaining the family's dedication to cultivating and preserving the region's most famous indigenous grape, Savatiano. The Domaine has also planted Malagousia and Assyrtiko. The vineyards used for the Papagiannakos Old Vine Savatiano are located in southeastern Attica at an altitude of 330 feet. The landscape is cup-shaped with the vineyards facing north, which prevents the grapes from being overexposed to the heat of the sun. The vineyard is over 50 years old, and is farmed without irrigation, resulting in low-yielding vines that produce grapes with rich, concentrated fruit flavors.
The Savatiano grapes are fermented in INOX stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (60°-65°F) in order to preserve the fresh, varietal fruit flavors. Vinified in a dry style, this wine bears the regional Markopoulo PGI appellation designation. Bright gold and clear in color, delicate bouquet, aroma of citrus. Medium acidity, long and pleasant aftertaste.
Enjoy Papagiannakos Savatiano Old Vines as a refreshing aperitif wine and with a variety of Mediterranean dishes, fresh salads and seafood, as well as sushi, cheese and poultry.