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Papagiannakos Savatiano 2018

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Domaine Papagiannakos

Classic expression of the indigenous Savatiano grape from vineyards just outside Athens.

Meet the producer

Domaine Papagiannakos was established in 1919 in the heart of the plain of Mesogaia, Attica - just 30km from the shadow of...

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Production

The Savatiano grape is well-adapted to the Attican climate, and is widely cultivated here. The grapes for this wine are sourced from 7 blocks of vines in Markopoulo - 50 year old, low yielding, unirrigated Savatiano. They are harvested in mid-September by hand. Grapes are grown on north facing in S.E. Attica vineyard on 50 year old vines, non-irrigated in limestone soil at an altitude of 100m. Classical white wine vinification - in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Fermentation takes place at 17 degrees C for around 20 days.

Tasting notes

Fresh fennel and floral aromas leading onto a broad peachy palate with lemon and herbal characters. The wine is textural with a crisp, citrus-tinged, yet balanced finish.

Food match

Drink with fish, seafood and grilled white meats.

Awards

2018 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2019

Silver

2017 Vintage

Decanter World Wine Awards 2018

Silver

2016 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2017

Silver

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