TETRAMYTHOS ANTIPHON 2022

£18.95

Only 9 left in stock

Description

This is a lovely new release from Tetramythos who we have stocked for years now.

Antiphon is a blend of 3 native Greek varieties giving bright, fleshy plum flavours with a creamy blackberry finish. This is a medium bodied red with lots of fruit in the glass. The wine has only been aged in steel from vines up at 800m altitude.

Panagiotis Papagiannopoulos of Tetramythos makes wine in the rugged mountain vineyards of the northern Peloponnese. Working organically with indigenous varieties he crafts vigorous, saline wines from these high altitude sites (850m!) that are cooled by the sea breezes coming in from the Gulf of Corinth. 

Antiphon is a blend of Mavrodaphne, Agiorgitiko and Mavro Kalavrytino aged for 5 months on the lees in a variety of vessels including a 5000l wooden foudre and stainless steel. A bright, vivacious wine redolent of crushed raspberries, cherries, thyme and rosemary. 

Tetramythos is situated near Ano Diakopto overlooking the Gulf of Corinth in northern Peloponnese. Back in 150 AD the geographer Pausanias referred to the local villages as ideal for the cultivation of grapes proving the region’s serious vinous history. The beautifully wild vines are planted in a variety of different soils at altitudes between 650 to 1050 metres. These are true cool climate vineyards mostly north facing on the slopes of Mount Aroania, where breezes from the gulf of Corinth help produce fresh and balanced grapes. The winery is owned by brothers Aristides and Stathis Spanos, and the highly talented winemaker Panagiotis Papagiannopoulos. Today they farm organically, focusing on the native varieties of Roditis, Mavro Kalavrytino (the ski resort of Kalavryta is just up the road), Agiorgitiko and Malagousia. The Natur range are all made very naturally with a small dose of sulphur. The Sauvignon Blanc comes from one of the highest parcels at 1050 metres and is a fascinating interpretation of this variety.

13.5% / 75cl