Passion for wine
“In a landscape scattered with enormous round granite boulders, a geological phenomenon to be found in only two or three other places around the world, in an area protected as of exceptional natural beauty, Alexandre Avatangelos with Gérard Margeon dreamt of vineyards springing up. Τhanos Fakorelis is the extremely experienced enologist who undertook the task of pairing the varieties and tastes with the peculiarity of the local environment to set up a vineyard capable of producing the best Greek wine…
The areas microclimate and soil substantially indicated the suitable varieties
capable of incorporating into their flavours, aromas and colors, the schizophrenic harmony of human existence on this Cycladic island.
T-OINOS WINES ΑRE DERIVERED FROM FOUR VINEYARDS
of a total planted area of 13 hectares. They are located on the outskirts of Falatados village, in Stegasta and Rassonas. The white grape varieties hosted are Malagouzia and Asyrtiko, while the red ones are Mavrotragano and Angoustiatis.
ΤHE VINEYARDS ARE LOCATED AT AN ALTITUDE OF 400-450 M. AND FEATURE A PLANTING DENSITY OF
10.000-11.500 plants per hectar. Given the area’s protected status, vine planting was non-destructive, while all grapes are organically grown. The vines are pruned in «gobelet sur échalas», the traditional way of pruning the Mediterranean vineyards.
GRAPES OF THE SAME VARIETY ARE HARVESTED IN SEPTEMBER IN TWO OR THREE SUCCESSIVE PASSAGES
at optimal fruit maturity. Picking and sorting is done entirely by hand. The alcoholic fermentation of all wines takes place in stainless steel and wooden tanks or oak barrels using indigenous yeasts, which give them a unique character.
THE RED WINES ARE AGED IN OAK FRENCH BARRELS FOR 12 TO 18 MONTHS.
After being bottled, they remain on our premises for at least two to four years before being placed on the market. Whites mature “sur lies” for six to eight months, while their storage after bottling lasts from two up to three months.