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ARCADIA / NEMEA
Yiannis Tselepos was born in 1955 on the island of Cyprus. He studied Oenology at the University of Dijon in France, where he graduated in 1978. For 2 years he remained in Burgundy and worked at several wineries in the region. In 1981 he moved to Arcadia in the Peloponnese where he has since been involved in every harvest, in the beginning as an oenologist and eventually with his own winery. Tselepos has been one of the pioneers who helped establish and bring to prominence the Moschofilero grape and thus his name is closely associated with the Greek Wine Renaissance. Together with his wife Amalia, Yiannis Tselepos established Domaine Tselepos in 1989. They chose the perfect location just outside the village of Rizes on the hillside of Mount Parnon, very close to Ancient Tegea. This unique ecosystem is at an altitude of 750m with very cold winters and cool summers which together with the local clay and rocky soils were chosen for their ability to produce top quality wines. The 30 hectare vineyard is set up with the optimal orientation and planting density to assure the maximum of sunshine and appropriate air circulation. |
This modern winery is located 14km from the town of Tripoli. The winery is designed for maximum efficiency and was built to adhere to the local traditional architectural style.
|70% Cabernet 30% Merlot|
Protected Geographical Indication Tegea
The vineyard lies at an altitude of 785 m within the viticultural zone of Tegea. The vineyard’s yield is 45hl/ha and the soil consists of red clay and clay gravel. The density plantation is 3500 vines per ha.
Harvest dates are different for each variety starting from late October for the cabernet and early September for the Merlot.
Typical red vinification is carried out including pre-fermentation extraction (skin contact) at 7-10°C, maturation in French 225 liters oak barrels for 10-12 months. The wine is then bottled for further aging up to 6 months, before released in the market. The use of barrel is 1/3 new and 2/3 used.
Residual Sugars: 1,36 g/lt.
Tasting Note: Dense with flavors of blueberries and black currants with black olives and vanilla in a balanced finish.
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